hen you look at a distant object (more than 10 feet away) the ciliary body relaxes and the lens flattens out. When you read or look at an object within arm's length, the ciliary body contracts and the lens becomes more rounded.
Keep drinking plenty of water
Apparently LED can worsen the problem http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1677617&start=45&tstart=0
NOTES ON THE CORRECT KIND OF COMPUTER MONITOR
LED vs LCD:
a) LCDs do not flicker when the screen refreshes, only the fluorescent backlight itself will flicker. For an absolutely flicker-free LCD (theoretically…), look at an LED screen.
b) The only differences I can think of between LED backlit LCDs and CCFL backlit ones are:
– LEDs (as they use RGB LEDs) produce higher color gamut, better color reproduction.
– LEDs don't contain mercury, nicer to the environment.
– LEDs have a lower power consumption. But I'm not sure if LED monitors do consume less power, because they are brighter, which makes them be the same wattage compared to CCFL LCDs. (here)
Cause – STATIC LOAD ON EYE MUSCLES leading to excessive lactic acid formation and its impacts on destruction of cells within the eye muscle. ALL eye muscles affected, including internal muscles in the ciliary body.
– Ibuprufen to dampen inflammation
Increase blood flow
– Increased water intake to increase blood flow
– Headstand/ downward facing dog poses of yoga in order to increase blood flow
– Shaking of the head (not jerking) to allow toxic waste to be dis-connected from the muscles
– Alternative heat/cold patch over the eye to stimulate blood flow
– Splash your face with water as cold as you can stand, the first thing each morning.
– tea bags soaked in cold water on the eyes.
– chill a couple of spoons in the refrigerator and then place one spoon over each eye.
– add some parsley to boiled water, soak a cotton ball in the solution and then apply to the eyes.
– massage the eye muscles as much as possible (don't be too soft! – the body can take a good amount of punishment)
– DO NOT READ AND WRITE – to give the muscles some time to recover
Stretch the muscles
– Eye exercises to stretch the eye muscles
– Look into the distance as much as possible.
– Play tennis to allow for rapid eye movement, instead of static load.
APIS MELLIFICA here
RUTA GRAVEOLENS here TRY THIS FIRST
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"Although eyestrain can be annoying, it usually isn't serious and goes away once you rest your eyes".
KEY SYMPTOMS I'M HAVING
When eyes are opened wide and closed, there is a sticky sensation inside the eye, and a duration of time when there is pain.
Eye strain occurs when you over-use your eye muscles. Any muscle held in one position too long will strain. When you concentrate on a task such as reading, working at the computer or watching television for any length of time; your inner eye muscles tighten up causing your eyes to get irritated, dry and uncomfortable.
Blinking more and using artificial tears and eye lubricants should help.
A relatively good article: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/eye-strain-symptoms.html
some useful thoughts: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-157925.html