Eye Strain

I've been doing a lot of detailed work lately and I can "see" that my eyes are coping with eye strain. They are tired!!

So, I googled "eye exercises for eye strain" and I found this site:


Switching from near to far focus, back and forth, is what I have found to give me the best relief and relax my eyes. .. that and taking more breaks. 

~ Debbie

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

I have safety glasses with reader optics on the bottom of the lens. Best invention since the tablesaw.

Losing fingers since 1969

Decades back an optometrist told me to look away from my close up work and at more distant things often to avoid training your eyes.

Up to that point, I was proud of being able to do VERY fine work. After that, I realized that could cost me more of my already less than perfect distance sight.
Brian: Reader optics - WIN

Kelly: we are well until we aren’t ... prevention is definitely worth investing in. I’m glad that I did a little research today

Thanks everyone for the added info! 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

I wear readers around my neck on a strap. That way they are readily available to put on for up close.  If they are not right there I would try to read without them, and it would put a strain on them,  so,  readily available works for me.