Daily Strain to the Eyes

Eye strain is a common problem today and has a number of reasons for its occurrence. Common causes are lack of sleep, staring at digital devices for long stretches of time, reading in low light, allergies, incorrect vision prescription, exposure to bright light and other types of eye problems.

Eye strain causes a lot of discomfort. Symptoms include redness or irritation, difficulty focusing, dry or watery eyes, blurred or double vision, increased sensitivity to light, headaches and pain in the neck, shoulders or back. Usually the symptoms appear when you do something causing the eyes to strain to focus.

On average, nearly 88% adults spend more than two hours each day using a digital device, with one in 10 people spending at least three-fourths of their waking hours on a digital device. This constant exposure to technology is a shock to our eyes with people reporting symptoms of digital eye strain.

  • Eye Massage Massaging your eyelids regularly reduces the eye strain.. It improves blood circulation to the eyes and also relaxes the muscles around the eyes. It also stimulates the tear glands, which will help prevent dry eyes.
  • Eye Exercises Regular eye exercises can alleviate eye strain. Exercise improves blood circulation to the eyes, making the eye muscles more flexible and improves focus and concentration
  • Cold Water Cold water can be very effective in relieving mild eye strain and can improve blood circulation, relax tired muscles around your eyes, and reduce eye swelling and puffiness.
  • The most devastating disease that can happen to your eye health is caused by Diabetes, called Retinopathy, which slowly deteriorates your eyesight. This disease is quiet and painless and most of the patients do not realize their eyesight issue until they lose much of their sight.

Your eye health is exposed to many problems and diseases and all possible measures should be taken to protect the eyesight at all costs.

Today, we breathe in a surrounding that is full of complex mixture of solid and liquid particles that are suspended in the air that vary in size, composition and origin, and also include different types of gases such as ozone, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic carbon and carbon monoxide; thus polluting the air and surrounding.

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According to Mumbai Pollution Control Board logs, pollution levels, particularly nitrogen oxide and suspended particulate matter have been exceptionally pernicious. India has 13 out of 20 world’s most polluted cities, making the air so bad to breathe, it’s reducing life expectancy by 3.2 years.

As per the statistics available, mentioned above is the pollution level in Mumbai, Maharashtra, which tells us about the Respirable Suspended Particles present in the atmosphere.

Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter(RSPM)
State City Location Type Numbers of
monitoring days
(n)
Respirable Suspended
Particulate Matter(RSPM)-
Annual average (µg/m3)
Percentage-
exceedence(24
hourly)
Air
Quality
Maharashtra Greater
Mumbai
Dombivalli
MIDC
Industrial 50 104 20 Moderate
Maharashtra Greater
Mumbai
Municipal
Council
Industrial 50 99 10 Moderate

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