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Old 03-14-2013, 02:43 AM   #1
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my eyes are bleeding

(not really) I am 30 hours into a 90 hour required class that I have to complete in a week. doing most of it on my Surface (backlit). other than the normal eyedrops, anyone have any special suggestions?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:55 AM   #2
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Hypo Tears. Gentle on the eyes, and very highly rated. Other than that, use occasional rest. Micro-sleep is a soldier's best friend, and works well for civilians too.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
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Lots of eyedrops - artificial tears without preservatives.

Frequent breaks with "distance focus" exercises - basically look at objects out of the window, etc. to unclench the tiny muscles that you use to focus for near reading

Drink lots of water - getting dehydrated makes your eyes feel "gritty" and hurt.

Use bright room lights - so your tablet doesn't hit your eyes like a spot light.

Use the largest practical font size - again to reduce the work your eye muscles have to do to focus.

Some people find reverse fonts (white text on black background) to be easier on the eyes.

[Yes - - I do lots of reading .... why do you ask?]
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:30 AM   #4
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Special glasses?
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #5
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As poohbear_nc said, spend some time staring at things that are far far away.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #6
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Oh yes - I have my eyeglass prescription in yellow lens - wonderful for driving too!
Some folk prefer amber lens.

Both yellow & amber reduce brightness and glare, especially reflected light from surfaces.
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I have amber polarized glasses that cut down on reflections.

You might consider cool, moist compresses during your reading breaks -- cold water on paper towels works fine for me.
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I was going to do a long thing on my various eye episodes and decided I will sleep on it
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