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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145-148

Role of eye exercises in improving performance of professionals working with computers

Assistant Professor, Govt. Ayurveda College, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala, India

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Pradeep K Kurunhikattil
Assistant Professor, Govt. Ayurveda College, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala
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Computers have become an indispensable part of modern life. Working for long hours in front of the computer is no longer confined to the office. Computers are now extensively used in schools and at home as well. History has demonstrated that with each new technological innovation there have been profound changes in the quality of life of human beings .Computer vision syndrome (CVS) remains an underestimated and poorly understood condition at the workplace. About 70% of computer workers worldwide report having vision problems and there is an alarming increase in the number of people affected. The main purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge of computer users about CVS in Kerala. This study aims to contribute information on CVS in Kerala and the findings would assist employers and other stakeholders to develop strategies that will be used to reduce CVS. Eye exercises like palming, blinking, eye movements are types of relaxing techniques that can be used for relaxing the eye muscles and neck movements for neck muscles to reduce fatigue during long hours of work and improve their performance at the work place. This study was done among professionals working for long hours with computers. This techniques gave significant reduction in eye strain, watering of eyes, head ache, dryness of eyes, neck pain etc. which helped the professionals to improve their workplace productivity.

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