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    Alleviating a headache caused by eye strain


    Working day in, day out from the computer or a handheld device puts an incredible amount of pressure on the eyes. This pressure can cause headaches of varying severity. As such, employees are likely to require advice surrounding alleviating a headache.

    Despite the amount of slips, trips and falls and other accidents at work, computer vision syndrome (CVS) and eye strain are some of the most common work injury complaints among office workers.

    With that in mind, we take a look at how employees can hp about alleviating a headache to reduce the symptoms of CVS and eye strain.

    Alleviating a headache

    One of the most important things to remember when alleviating a headache of this nature is that the pain is there because of the strain you are putting on the eyes. Therefore, the logical first step to alleviating a headache would be to eliminate this factor, take a break and move away from the computer screen.

    Some workers find that taking time out in a quiet area to shut their eyes is really helpful. It may be that you need to apply a warm, damp cloth over your eyes and forehead.

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    Try prevention rather than alleviating a headache. By adjusting the size of the text on your screen, working in good light and adjusting your display settings, you may find that you are less susceptible to headaches and eye strain.

    If you frequently work with computers, it is worth paying a visit to your optician. Explain the headaches and other symptoms you have been experiencing. It may be that the optician can provide eyewear specifically for when you are working with computers.

    Claiming compensation for accidents at work

    If you are suffering from computer vision syndrome, headaches or general eye strain symptoms, and your employer has not taken reasonable measures to reduce this work-related ailment, you may be able to claim compensation.

    All employers have a legal obligation to ensure the health and safety of their employees. When they fail in this duty of care, they can be held liable for the harm and distress suffered by their employees.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to assess the fundamentals of your case. From there we can both determine where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    For more information, speak with one of our specialist advisors today via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: October 6, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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