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Tired eyes? Help yourself!

Eyes – one of the most attractive parts of a woman’s body. With her own eyes, a woman can break a man’s heart. However, very often they have a hard time.
“Red”, irritated and tired eyes lately are, alas, the lot of almost all city dwellers. The reasons may be different.

First of all, this is due to the fact that most of us spend most of our time at the computer. We work at the computer, have fun, communicate. The image on the monitor screen, of course, differs from the usual image: it is luminous, discrete, flickering, the text font is usually small, etc. And the fatigue that occurs after working behind the monitor is also specific. To denote this state, even a new term has been introduced – Computer Vision Syndrome (computer visual syndrome). His contribution to the development of computer visual syndrome, of course, is also made by the fact that when working at the monitor for a long period, the same type of load is maintained for the eyeballs.
But the fatigue of our beautiful eyes is not only continuous work at the computer, chronic fatigue and lack of sleep, but also many other factors.

For example, the so-called, “dry” eyes, when there is insufficient formation of tear fluid. The reason may be fluctuations or changes in hormonal levels. This can occur for objective reasons in perfectly healthy people, most often women, after 40 years, and also on the background of taking various medications that, one way or another, affect the hormonal status of a person, as well as the unfavorable ecological situation.

“Dry” eyes can appear as a sensation of a foreign body (“sand” in the eyes), as if there is something in the eye, like difficulty in opening the eyes, sudden bouts of tearing, a feeling of dryness in the eyes.

In the arsenal of an ophthalmologist there is an objective method that allows you to determine the amount of lacrimal fluid released, the so-called Schirmer test.

If this test proves that the cause of eye fatigue is insufficient formation of tear fluid, the doctor will recommend replacement therapy with artificial tears. Such preparations do not contain medicinal active principles, but include only components that reproduce the composition of a natural tear.

The cause of inflammation and eye fatigue can be not only work with documents and a computer, but also cosmetics, cigarette smoke, weak or strong lighting, radiation, bright colors …

To restore vision, you must leave your eyes alone, give them a rest. To relieve fatigue and inflammation of the eyes, use the available tools:

1) put on the skin under the eyes, pieces of ice or a towel moistened with cold water;

2) moisten the eyelids with the juice of fresh cucumber;

3) apply to the eyes a compress of chamomile or regular tea;

4) alternately apply hot and cold cotton swabs moistened with an infusion of sage (1 tsp per half cup of boiling water);

5) just sleep well!

There are also some simple exercises that will help relieve fatigue:

1. “Butterfly”. Often-often clap cilia, that is, blink. It turns out that in front of the monitor the eyes are lazy and stop blinking, and this damages our eyesight.

2. “Up-down”. Keep your head straight, do not throw it back. Look straight ahead. Slowly look up at the ceiling, hold for a couple of seconds, then slowly lower it to the floor and hold it too. The head remains motionless during the exercise.

3. “Pendulum”. Keep your head straight, look ahead. Look left, then slowly look to the right. The head is motionless, work only with eyes. During the exercise, monitor the condition of the muscles of the eyeballs, do not overstrain them!

4. “Eight”. Keep your head straight, look ahead. Mentally imagine a horizontal figure-eight (or infinity sign) of maximum size within your face and smoothly describe it with your eyes. Repeat the exercise several times in one direction, then the other. After that, often, often blink.

5. “Dial”. Imagine a large gold-colored dial in front of you (scientists believe that it is this color that helps restore vision). Perform circular movements with the eyeballs, while keeping your head still.

6. “Pencil”. Take the pencil in your right hand and pull it out by lifting the pencil at eye level. Look at the tip of the pencil and slowly move your hand to the right, then to the left, accompanying the writing object with your eyes, but without moving your head.

7. “Beautiful far.” Go to the window and look into the distance, then at the tip of the nose – this trains the eye muscle. Repeat the exercise several times.

8. “Eyes wide shut.” Close your eyes and try to describe an imaginary circle with them, then a horizontal figure eight, then a cross.

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