Take Care of Your Eyes

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Close-up portrait of young and beautiful woman with the virtualFebruary is Low Vision Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of taking care of your eyes and catching problems before you lose vision. Aside from annual eye exams, you can protect your eyes on a daily basis with a few healthy choices.

Eat right. Eating a healthy diet is as important for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. A few foods that are especially good for eye health include vegetables such as spinach, kale and collard greens, and fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and tuna.

Put on protective eyewear. Protect your eyes from the glare of the sun with sunglasses that block at least 99 percent of UVA and UVB radiation, and wear protective eyewear with polycarbonate lenses when engaging in activities that could harm your eyes, such as when using power tools or chemicals or when playing certain sports.

Rest your eyes. Reading, looking at an electronic screen or focusing at a short distance for an extended period can cause eyestrain. Avoid eye fatigue by glancing away from your work at least every 20 minutes.

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By Jerry Welte | Estimator

As we age, our eyes get strained looking at small print. Eye strain also happens to those who work on a computer all day long. One way we can overcome this is by increasing the size of the letters in our Outlook emails and in other documents. When you are in the reading pane of your email, just hold down the “Ctrl” key and rotate the wheel on your mouse forward to increase the size of the letters. This works for other documents like Word and Excel as well.

To increase the size of your Outlook inbox and other folders, follow these steps:

To begin, open your Outlook inbox and right mouse click in the white screen or subject bar.
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Next, left mouse click on “Customize Current View…”

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Left mouse click on “Other Settings…”

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Then, left mouse click on “Row Font…”

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Left mouse click on the desired font size and press “ok” to each screen until you return to your Outlook screen. Your font should now be larger, except for un-read messages. To change the font size of un-read messages, right mouse click in the white screen or subject bar again.

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Next, left mouse click on “Customize Current View…”
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Left mouse click “Automatic Formatting…”

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Make sure “Unread Messages” is highlighted and left mouse click the font button.
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Finally, left mouse click on the desired font size and press “ok” to each screen until you return to your Outlook screen.

These steps can be repeated to change back to original sizes or make the text even larger.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to reduce eye strain and make working on a computer a more pleasant experience.