Tips on how to spare your eyes?

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    634
    Thanks
    209
    Thanked 168 Times in 91 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Tips on how to spare your eyes?

    I occupy my monitor for a good portion of the day. I try not to sit too close, keep my monitor settings reasonably bright and take plentiful of breaks. My eyes don't feel tired or painful per say, but they are bloodshot. I don't remember them being this bloodshot about a year ago.

    So I'm a bit worried. I tried using eyedrops but the thing with that is that when I go off them my eyes feel dry. (I even heard there are addictive substances in them)

    I guess my sleep cycle isn't very regular either but I believe I sleep enough on average.

    Any tips or the like for keeping one's eyes healthy. I guess I should eat more fish, I hate fish.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Savannah, GA
    Posts
    3,091
    Thanks
    1,795
    Thanked 1,555 Times in 607 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Tuna on wheat bread.

    Maybe ask a doctor?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Torrance, CA
    Posts
    6,802
    Thanks
    2,278
    Thanked 4,259 Times in 2,074 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Get a privacy screen. It helps with the monitor not messing with your eyes.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SPACE, MUTHAFLIPPER
    Posts
    1,484
    Thanks
    2,739
    Thanked 1,044 Times in 378 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Silk has a soymilk flavor that contains DHA, the label is blue and tastes pretty good to me at least. DHA is also found in certain algae and marine life in general... There's also omega-3s in hemp milk/seeds, flax seeds, avocados, etc. Drinking water helps staying hydrated and I recommend at least filtering your water. Spring water is okay. Distilled is the best. Take breaks whenever your eyes dry out. Washing the face helps sometimes, even if it's just water.

    Maybe talk to an eye doctor if it's pretty bad.

    Also, I notice my eyes dry out like crazy if there's a draft nearby.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    f.lux is a program which tones down your monitor luminosity depending on the sunlight in your region. During the day it doesn't do anything, but after sunset it gives the whole screen a pleasant, warm tint, imitating natural light. That way, you won't feel like staring into a fluorescent lightbulb at 3 am.

    This is of course pointless for color work, but for everything else - linework, shading, surfing the internet, reading text etc - this is an absolute godsend! Also, it can be disabled with one click whenever you want.

    It'll look weird at first, but try it out for a day or three - I promise you'll like it.

    My ConceptArt sketchbook.

    My sketch blog, where I post drawings and talk about them, sometimes interesting.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 62 Times in 56 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Are you wearing contact lenses? Bloodshot eyes is a sign that there is a lack of oxygen passing through the membrane of the eye. So the eye raises all its blood vessels near the surface of the eye to compensate. This is what my optomitrist told me.

    If you are wearing contacts, switch to glasses. If you're not, you should go see an optomitrist about ways to relieve the problem. I wouldn't let it go on for too long.

    Good luck.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook