Monday, February 16, 2009
I spend a great deal of time on my computer. Finding a way to reduce eye strain is important to me. My solution? Eye Relax. themech.net/eyesrelax/
Eye Relax is a free, nifty little program that sits quietly in your system tray. You can set your preferences to flash a message or an image. In my case, I make the screen go blank --with a Cancel button, if needed. You can set the time between breaks and your length of break. It forces me to get away from the computer screen.
I use my breaks to walk around, maybe pick up around the house a bit. My eyes feel better for the break. I feel better for being a bit more active than I may usually be during one of my lengthy computer sessions. It never fails to surprise me too, how quickly a half hour, my set work session, goes by.
For parents, there's also a password protected screen, so Johnny has to get away from the computer and perhaps eat dinner before getting the password to get back to gaming.
Being active is so important to a healthy lifestyle even if it has to be scheduled. If a reminder to get you moving helps, if you're feeling the strain of too much computer time, Eye Relax can help.