Month: March 2012

Computers affect your eyesight

Computers affect your eyesight

Can Computers Affect Your Eyesight?

Here in the 21st century more and more jobs are requiring the use of computers. We are in the information age and it’s all available on our computers, via the Internet, where people are spending countless hours in front of their screens. It’s one of the reasons I have created this lifestyle blog.

After a long day in front of the computer; tiredness, irritability, and pain in the eyes or head, are common complaints. When people stare endlessly at a computer screen they tend to forget the importance of relaxing; giving their eyes a break. Without relaxation and eye exercises, permanent damage and eye problems can result.

Of course computers are now an essential part of our lives; it would be difficult for a regular user to stop using one; whether for work, play, or study. So to continue to use our PC’s we must stop, listen, and take heed of what our bodies are telling us. We need to relax and take breaks away from the computer at regular intervals to stop our eyes from becoming strained and our backs and necks aching.

Listen to your body: Your body knows better than you do when it’s time for a break. So when your eyes start to burn it’s time to take action. Don’t miss the signs i.e. tiredness, headaches, eye strain, stiff neck and shoulders. Take a short break every hour; stand up, walk around for a few minutes.

However, just taking regular breaks is not going to be enough. Look away from the screen every 15-20 minutes for a minute or two. Look at things both close and far away, allowing the eyes to adjust and move around. The goal is to avoid the strain in the first place so do it before you feel the strain.

1)  Blink as often as you can to keep the eyes lubricated. Then take a few moments to roll the eyeballs around; you can do this with your eyes open or closed. To give your eyes a short break, open and close them several times and do this exercise at regular intervals – say once every hour (more often if you prefer) when you are working at the computer; it only takes a few moments .

2)  Place your index finger on your nose and focus your eyes on it, then follow your finger with your eyes as you draw it away from you. Do this several times, it’s a very useful exercise.

3)  Yawning helps as it stretches out the jaw muscles and keeps them from becoming tense and causing headaches and eye strain. So if you have the need to yawn, do so, the benefits far outweigh any silliness you might feel if people can see you.

Computers affect your eyesight?

Keep Moving: You need to move around as much as possible. Make sure you are always in a comfortable place; adjust your body or chair accordingly, as often you feel it is needed. Move the keyboard or monitor to avoid stretching your neck and looking at the screen on an uncomfortable angle. Try to avoid glare on the monitor; move it around as the sun moves, or buy a screen protector. And, whatever you do, don’t have the screen too bright..

Good Lighting: Always keep your work area bright and well lit. Bright lights lift the mood and keep you feeling positive; dim lights do the reverse, bringing your mood down and making you feel sluggish. By making minor changes in your work space, and taking regular small breaks; you can forestall permanent eye damage caused by long hours in front of the computer.
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5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Vision Naturally

Improve Your Vision Naturally?

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from poor vision or any number of eye ailments, then you know how frustrating it can be to not have the ability to see the world clearly without the use of glasses or undergoing a potentially dangerous surgical procedure. However, there is hope. In fact, there are a number of ways you can help your vision naturally and without spending a lot of money.

Here are the top 5 things you can do to improve vision naturally.

Up your Vitamin A intake. Vitamin A contains beta-carotene, which is on the top of the list of how to improve your eyes naturally when it comes to natural elements. Great sources of Vitamin A are: spinach, cheese, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, oranges, milk, and soy beans, just to name a few. By eating these foods or taking Vitamin A supplements, you can boost your vision naturally.

Eat more raw foods. A good deal of what we eat today is filled with preservatives and lack the nutrition that our bodies crave. Eating raw foods not only allows you to avoid the chemicals often found in many products on the market today but, by not cooking the food items, you are getting every bit of the vitamins and minerals that it has to offer. Great foods to eat raw to improve vision are: root vegetables, cereals, cabbage, spinach, and nuts.

Avoid straining your eyes. Most of us now spend a good amount of our time either staring at a computer screen or a television set, and both activities put a great strain on our eyes. So, try to avoid spending a lot of time watching TV, and take frequent breaks away from the computer screen. You will most likely see a marked improvement in your vision quickly, and help you to achieve vision correctness.

Eye exercises. Eye exercises, such as those put forth by the Bates Method, are a great and effective way to improve vision naturally and simply. Techniques such as cupping your eyes and sun-gazing are highly useful in training your eyes to see clearly, without unnecessary surgeries or prescriptive lenses.

Improve Your Vision Naturally


Don’t use glasses as a crutch. This may seem like a strange tip, but it’s probably the most important one on this list. Often the very glasses and contact lenses that we depend on are the things that are harming our vision. This is because our eyes do not have the ability to function properly on their own if we rely too heavily on the prescriptive lenses we’ve been wearing.

This lifestyle blog aims to assist with everyday problems and help us to find what we want and make changes in our lives to create a better lifestyle.


Merlin Fraser author of Inner Space trilogy

You have no doubt heard of the books by John le Carré, ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,’ or the new film of that title. OK meet Merlin Fraser, ‘Sailor, Oilman, Businessman, Writer.’ True it doesn’t seem to have the same magical ring to it but that is the route I took from school to author. Not the most direct path I’ll grant you but one that has given me the experiences and the courage to turn a vague dream into a passion and beyond.
I have always been interested in the mysterious paranormal world and have sought to find explanations for many of the claims made for things that have happened. For example, ‘out of body or near death’ experiences, simply put there are just far too many examples on record to be dismissed.
Just recently science is starting to admit just how little we really know about the inner workings of the human brain and the mind. Divided into the conscious and subconscious they have finally proved by experiment that our subconscious mind plays a far more important role in our day to day lives than previously thought. So it maybe just possible that my stories will take you back to where we lost faith in our true subconscious abilities.

My books are a trilogy of murder mysteries under the INNER SPACE banner, why Inner Space and is there a link? Indeed there is, within my stories you will find an underlying paranormal theme, however this is more from a scientific than the spiritual standpoint of view, but I do explore and use both sides.
The title Inner Space alludes to the inner space of the human mind and in the stories I explore the hidden powers of our mind which through lack of use I believe have been lost over the centuries but merely lay dormant just below the surface of us all. I know that science has been used to investigate such things and for the most part failed to reach any definitive conclusions but what if they are trying too hard ?
In Book One I introduce you to my central character. Take one well rounded down to earth police detective with his life and career in a rut he is trapped in the depths of his own private mid-life crisis and just going through the motions of day to day life. Now take this man and turn his world on its head with a series of cases that challenge everything he once held to be true.
Please meet British Police Detective Inspector Nick Burton as we join him on the very day that changes his life and his beliefs forever.
As the stories develop I introduce more characters some of whom you are never quite sure if they are good guys or bad, not that that stops our hero from falling in love with a girl called Jill with beautiful green eyes.
Together we enter the shadowy world of the paranormal, out of body experiences and explore the question of ‘what if?’
By book two, ‘The Reluctant Nemesis’ we find the newly promoted Nick Burton held back from going to his new job when a flu epidemic leaves the police force under manned. Taken off his own sick bed to investigate what appears to be a simple murder case Burton soon realises there is no such thing as a routine murder as the bodies pile up and he is left with the most unlike suspect ever.
In this story I explore the human minds ability to regress to past lives often with unusual or even dangerous side effects. Of course the underlying spectre of astral projection or remote viewing is never far away.
As we come to book three The All Seeing Eye’ we enter the world of the ‘Conspiracy’ theorists, who see danger in the strange symbols on the back of a US Dollar note and link these to the highly secret world of Freemasonry and members of ‘The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.’ These theorists ask are there direct links between these groups and those invited to attend the closed highly secret meetings of the Bilderberg group and are there ties with a new Illuminati seeking ‘A New World Order ?’
Not the usual stamping ground of a British police officer however, in what I hope is a thrilling roller coaster ride as the concluding part of the INNER SPACE trilogy sees all Burton’s worst fears coming to fruition and he is in way over his head in an investigation the facts of which, if revealed, would have his leaders bringing in the men in white coats!

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