Easing Computer Eyestrain

The following exercises can relieve eyestrain caused by working at a computer. Sit comfortably with your back and neck straight but not stiff. Start by holding each posture for a few minutes; gradually increase the time.

  • Without blinking, focus your gaze on the tip of your nose. Remain focused as long as you can, then close your eyes and relax.

  • Again, without blinking, focus on the area between the eyebrows above your nose. Then close your eyes and relax.

  • Without turning your head, focus both eyes on your left shoulder as long as you can. Then close your eyes and relax. Repeat this sequence with the right shoulder.

  • Rub your hands together and then place the palms of your hands on your closed eyes when you're finished.