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Eye pain, headache when looking at the lights at night – VnExpress


Drinking plenty of water, blinking many times, looking at the green canopy, arranging a reasonable time to work and rest helps to soothe the eyes.

When working at the office, my eyes often hurt. When I step out into the street at night, I can hardly open my eyes when the street lights, car lights, red and green sign lights make me dazzled and feel sore eyes and headaches. I have not had the opportunity to go to the doctor so I hope to consult a doctor. (Hoang Mai)

Answer:

You may be suffering from light pollution. Light pollution is a big city problem. Therefore, we can only defend by: taking care of our eyes when working in the office, arranging reasonable working and resting time. For every 20 minutes of looking at a screen, you should look away about 20 feet (6 meters) away for 20 seconds. This helps the lens to adjust to collapsing, reducing eye fatigue.

You should also drink plenty of water and get into the habit of blinking many times while working. Because when we interact with computers, we tend to increase our attention. During that increased attention span, the number of blinks was greatly reduced. On average, every minute, we will blink about 16-20 times. However, when studying and working on the computer, the number of flashes decreased to about 8 times. Each time you blink, tears will provide nutrients to the cornea, remove impurities on the surface of the eye, not blinking will cause dryness and eye fatigue. You can put a small potted plant on your desk or study table, looking at the foliage will help relax your eyes.

THS.BS Pham Huy Vu Tung
Ophthalmology, Examination Department, Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City

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