How to manage digital eye strain?


Digital eye strain is the temporary discomfort that follows two or more hours of digital device use. A variety of electronic devices can cause digital eye strain, including televisions, desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, e-readers, tablets, and gaming systems, especially when they are used simultaneously or when switching repeatedly from one device to another.

Some of the symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Red, dry or irritated eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches
Here are some Ayurvedic solutions for digital eye strain.
Digital eye strain can be prevented by limiting digital media use, but for the vast majority people who cannot – or will not – reduce their usage, there are multiple ways to lessen screen time’s impact on the eyes.
They should take saptamrit loha tablet which contains harde, baheda, amla- Indian gooseberry, loha bhasma cow ghee & sugar. This is very effective remedy for curing when aalochaka pitta is vitiated.
Applying cow ghee in eyes is also beneficial, it contains vitamin A in natural form . People having complaint of frequent watery eyes are cured by this very simple home remedy. Also  Staring at a digital screen can reduce how often you blink, causing eyes to become dry. Remind yourself to blink more often, which also helps the eyes refocus.
Keep your distance. Position your device so there is sufficient distance between your eyes and the screen.
  • For computers, extend your arm while seated in front of the computer monitor. The correct distance to be seated from the screen occurs when you can comfortably place your palm flat on the monitor, as though you were high-fiving the screen.
Jivanti kshirpaka:
            Take a cup of cow milk & another cup of water. Add 1 tablespoon of jivanti powder  and sugar according to taste. Let the mixture boil for few minutes, After some time, you can drink . This is perfect remedy for maintaining your vision even if you’re suffering from eye fatigue.
   Take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. Even short breaks make a huge difference.


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