Nearsightedness I had since I was little – to say thank you to myself for sitting so close to the screen, I would act in the movies I saw, but also what the old TVs broadcast.
Astigmatism It was acquired after a few years of endless hours in front of the first computers, which we first encountered in the mid-90s – and I don’t want to think about what they made.
The Presbyopia It got to somewhere around 43 and so I made the three peat.
number. I’m not having a good time.
Like car mirrors, in my eyes there is a “blind” spot, between the end of presbyopia and the beginning of myopia.
But we are not here to talk about me. We are here to explain how electronic devices can “drop” the average presbyopia vertically.
First I would like to make a clarification.
The myopia myth “prevent” presbyopia
All my life I have been told that because I am nearsighted, I will not have presbyopia. This is clearly a myth, as explained to me by an ophthalmologist who told me that in addition to myopia and astigmatism, I also suffer from presbyopia “when you wear glasses you don’t have myopia, so the presbyopia ‘goes out’.” Without glasses you have myopia Consider and therefore not have presbyopia.”
What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia is a disorder of near vision traditionally associated with age. The “damage” begins at the age of thirty and the condition becomes troublesome after the age of forty.
It is a weakness of some eye muscles. It is caused by the progressive thickening of the lens and the weakening of the surrounding muscle fibers.
These anatomical changes affect the ability of the eye to adapt, depending on the distance of objects in front of it.
The condition begins to appear in our forties, and if we do nothing, it can lead to various problems in everyday life, such as straining our eyes.
Although it cannot be reversed, it is easy to fix. The simplest way is the glasses that are now available in many different types – they are not the old glasses, “guilty”, “yes I’m old”.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information He warns that “laser treatment and surgery have virtually no advantages, but they are associated with many risks.”
How smartphones hurt our eyes
Even if you don’t spend your day working in front of the computer, you spend the rest of your day in front of mobile phone screens, TVs, etc., and even though studies are constantly emerging about what we do with our eyes misuse digital. Hardware, we don’t mind.
Which is demonstrated by the phenomenon called “digital eye strain” (also known as computer vision syndrome – computer vision syndrome). This is the situation I’ve definitely been through (Frequent headaches, neck pain while using the computer, blurred vision from time to time, fatigue, shoulder pain, or dry eyes) often develops from prolonged use of screens.
Eye diseases and diseases associated with smartphone use are believed to be caused by a number of factors. Let’s see who chose her Rebuild your vision:
- The text and images displayed on the screen are small in size, so our eyes have to adjust and focus. This, in prolonged use can lead to fatigue.
- The distance we keep from smartphones is too small – unlike in a book or magazine – which puts more strain on our eyes.
- The screen is very bright. Even with adjustable brightness, many of us keep our phones at 100% brightness – especially in poorly lit rooms. Again, this slight contrast can cause headaches due to eye strain.
And where does presbyopia fit into all this?
Excessive use of smartphones strains the crystal lens of our eyes – which helps us focus – as we constantly strain them. As I read earlier, presbyopia results from age-related lens thickening, which is thought to occur in young eyes when a smartphone is misused.
Thus, young eyes are at increased risk of developing early presbyopia. If this early form of the disease resembles normal presbyopia, it may not be reversible.
Like any other muscle in the body, the eye muscles need exercise to function at their best. We cannot rule out the possibility of presbyopia. But we can make it difficult for her.
There are some simple eye exercises that we can do to prevent disease progression and improve vision. It only takes 30 minutes each day – and it doesn’t have to be continuous.
Eye exercises train the eye muscles to flex and relax, making them less susceptible to age-related impairment.
With regular practice, eye exercises can reduce eye muscle strain and help the eyes focus better.
What are these exercises?
1) A common eye exercise involves rotating the eyes clockwise and counterclockwise.
While sitting in a relaxing position, close your eyes. Imagine a circle on the back of your eyelids and “make” your eye to follow that circle clockwise for about 10-15 turns.
Rest your eyes for a few minutes and do it in reverse.
Not only does this exercise train your eye muscles, but it also improves blood circulation around the area. Which means more oxygen and nutrients can nourish the eye and improve your vision.
2) Another exercise to try is to keep your index finger 6 inches from your face.
Focus on the tip of your finger for about 90 seconds, then point your gaze in the same direction at something else 3 meters away.
Move back and forth between the tip of your finger and the body. Do this for 5 minutes.
3) The third option is to “fix” your gaze for a few seconds on something Very close to you, then a little far, then very close, etc. Clearly, some repetition is needed.
4) For the end we left the simplest exercise: the 10-10-10 . rule
That is, every 10 minutes, focus on something 3 meters away for at least 10 seconds. At younger ages, the 20-20-20 rule that follows the same logic is recommended.
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