Or Red Eyes
eyes have a protective layer of tears which cover
the surface of the eye. This layer of tears serves
several purposes, including maintaining proper
nutrition to the eye tissue and clear vision.
If this layer of tears becomes defective, it will
likely lead to a burning sensation. In order to
compensate for this burning, the eyes can become
red very easily when the body requires more blood
into the area.
Studies have shown that people tend to stare more
(blink less often) when looking at computer screens.
This occurs for a few different reasons, but it
always leads to tear problems. Our blinking is
important in maintaining our tear layer. Without
it, the tears evaporate too quickly and lead to
dry eye and burning conditions. I wont be
foolish enough to say, "Remember to blink",
because its impossible to do work and think
about blinking at the same time. However, you
should know that blinking is important to reduce
burning of the eyes. It will be easier for you
to blink if your computer monitor is in a lower
position on your desk (not sitting on your CPU).
This allows your eyelids to be closer together,
making it easier to blink.
Likewise, redness can be caused by a number of
reasons. If the eyes dry or begin to burn, the
body senses the need to nourish the area, and
increases the call for blood to the area. However,
an infection or any number of eye diseases can
also cause redness of the eyes. If the redness
persists for more than a few days, you should
have it professionally evaluated to assure it
is not a serious eye disease.