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Postby shoebp12 » Mon 30 Oct 2017 9:25 pm

Hi I want some advice when working on a vdu for most of the day, would a bowl of water help my dry eye problem. also it a risk for me to just dampen my eyes with normal tap water as i frequently do thanks

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Re: advice work

Postby space_cadet » Tue 31 Oct 2017 7:35 am

personally id not use tap water unless I had boiled it first as their is so much rubbish in tap water.
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Re: advice work

Postby Anne Klepacz » Tue 31 Oct 2017 11:03 am

Yes, tap water has lots of bugs including one that can be sight threatening, which is why those of us who wear contact lenses are told NEVER to rinse lenses with tap water. And even if you're wearing specs, I wouldn't risk it. But there are lots of artificial tear drops you can get over the counter at any chemist which would help. A bowl of water would probably help too. It's also important to take regular breaks from the screen. Staring at a screen means we're blinking much less than usual, so not producing our own tears. Add in the air conditioning in most work places and it's no wonder our eyes get dry!

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Re: advice work

Postby Britdazz » Wed 01 Nov 2017 3:31 pm

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Re: advice work

Postby Britdazz » Wed 01 Nov 2017 3:32 pm

I've posted about false tears a god send, I know this is a but of a no no around computers but try if allowed a vase of flowers or bowl of water on your desk, the idea being to add moisture into the environment.

Also depending on the size of the company you work for, it wouldn't be beyond the Disability At work Act to ask for screen filters and other such aids.

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Re: advice work

Postby vjs05 » Fri 10 Nov 2017 3:46 pm

Hi

I suffer from dry eye, and wok in an office environment - I have a personal humidifier which occupational health recommended and sourced and very much helps along side hours lubricant drops.
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