I have 20/20 or close to it but get bad computer eye strain. Granted Im on my work and home computer often as well as my iphone. I noticed that going without sunglasses and getting plenty of natural light helps to "reset" my eyes and eases the eye strain and helps my eyes focus properly again. I was wondering if any other practical solutions were out there.
I was also told about Gunnar glasses. Is there any other cheap alternatives? I remember in the "Hack my Sleep" thread someone presented a $6 solution to $60 glasses
When you are focusing closely at something for a long period of time, because it's a muscle, it tends to want to "stay" in that position. When you look away, it takes the muscle a little while to "relax" in order to refocus. Practice the 20/20/20 rule- every 20 minutes, look up and focus on an object 20 feet away (or far away as possible) for 20 seconds. This is what I tell my presbyopic patients and it seems to help.
Have you tried to move your monitor away from you and take breaks? I always have a monitor that's at least 3 feet away and I never experience eye strain. I make sure the ambient light is bright enough as well. May be worth a shot.