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Eye strain toolbox talk

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Eye strain toolbox talk.

The Eye is one of the human organs that is responsible for sight. Your visibility is a function of how effective your Eye is. The Eye is among the most used tool in the workplace because you have to see what you are doing or what you are to do before you embark on it. In addition, you have to supervise the job with your eye. 

However, eye strain can occur when our eyes get tired because of overuse. There are so many activities that can give rise to eye strain. They are

  • When driving for a long period.
  • When someone is working in a low light or poor illumination environment.
  • Working under computer screens for a prolonged period.
  • Sun glare from the windscreen of vehicles while driving on the road. 

All workers must know an eye strain, the signs leading to it, and what to do to prevent it from happening. 

Signs of eye strain.

There are numerous signs associated with someone that is having eye strain. The signs of eye strain could involve one or two of the below.

  • Heavy eye.
  • Headache.
  • Watery eye.
  • Red eyes.
  • Irritated eyes.
  • The person may not be able to keep their eyes open.
  • There could be muscle spasms occurring in the eye/eyelid region.

What can you do to manage and prevent eye strain?

  • Ensure that your work involves a job break. Those breaks will guarantee you time to rest your eyes.
  • Ensure that you maintain good neck and shoulder posture at all times.
  • If possible, use anti-glare covers on your screens.
  • When assigned to a task that will expose your eyes to harm, ensure you use task-specific goggles for eye protection.
  • Ensure that all lights in the work environment are suitable for you. If possible, turn off some lights or diffuse them to reduce their intensity to your eyes.
  • Ensure that you change yourself from any environment that has the potential to affect your eyes. It will help to reduce reflections, glare, and checkmate low lighting.
  • Always remember to keep your eyes ready for your work.
  • Do a medical check of your eyes at least every 1 to 2 years with an eye specialist.

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