Thursday, March 13, 2008

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY


Our eyes are the windows of our “temple”. With these organs we can see the glittering sunlight every morning, we can observe the silvery moon as it hides to the spooky clouds at night, we can linger our sight to the beautiful faces we see everyday, we can utter words of appreciation for all these wonderful things that the Almighty GOD created as we observe Gaia (Mother Earth) when we wake up everyday.

To top it all, one of the most important purpose of the human eye is to help us on our endeavor to earn a decent living.

Kailangan natin ang ating mga mata sa ating mga trabaho.

Kahit anong propesyon, mula sa pagiging presidente ng isang bansa hanggang sa pagiging mangangalakal (ng mga bote, bakal, plastic at diyaryo) ay importanteng bahagi ng katawan ang mga mata. Isipin mo na lang kung bulag ang kasalukuyang presidente natin, siguro’y mas naghihirap ang ating bansa at mas malala ang mga katiwaliang nangyayari sa gobyerno (sabagay, mahilig rin namang magbulag-bulagan ‘yung maliit na ale sa palasyo). Anong mangyayari kung bulag ang doktor na mag-oopera sa atin? Sasakay ka ba sa bus kung walang paningin ang nagmamaneho? Ma-a-appreciate mo ba ang galing sa pag-arte nina Ate Shawie, Ate Vi at Ate Guy kung hindi mo sila napapanood sa pelikula at telebisyon?

Kung wala tayong mga mata, baka lahat tayo’y naka-unipormeng nagmamasahe sa may Cubao at nanghaharana sa tabi ng kalye sa may Quezon Avenue nang may nakasahod na lata ng Alaska Condensada sa harapan.

Pardon me for talking too much here, isa lang naman ang purpose ko sa post na ‘to, gusto ko lang mag-share ng simpleng kaalaman kung paano mapapangalagaan ang ating mga mata.

Pagdamutan n’yo po ito:


Since we (writers) spend most of the time in front of our computers, we are prone to experience what we call, “computer eye strain”. This is a condition when our eyes become weary which affects our minds and bodies.

Worry no more. Here’re some tips on how we can prevent computer eye strain:

1.) Palm ‘em – Lean your elbows on your computer table. Cup your hands and place them lightly over your closed eyes. Hold for a minute, while breathing deeply in and out. Slowly uncover your eyes.

2.) Roll ‘em – Close your eyes and slowly roll your eyeballs clockwise all the way around. Repeat 3 times. Now, slowly roll them all the way around counterclockwise. Repeat 3 times.

3.) Look Away – Every half-hour, look away from the computer screen. Focus on an object at least 20 feet away. Look back at the screen, then look away and focus again. Repeat 3 times.

(Source: Philippine Health Guide 2000; Adapted from Health Guide Education Series. Exercise at Your Work Station. Krames Communications. 1993).

Let’s take care of our eyes. This will not only make us physically fit but will also help us provide excellent masterpieces for our readers.

**Special thanks to Ms. Michelle Ricca Dacanay for lending me this concept.

2 comments:

TheCoolCanadian said...

Tinamaan mo, Jeff.

Dati, malabo ang mata ko. Biruin mo, minus 650 ang grado nito?

One day, I have decided to have LASER SURGERY. I went for the no-touch procedure and now I have 20-15 vision, even better than 20-20.

Kay gandang malasin ng kapaligiran, at kay sarap lumangoy nang tunay na mata ang gamit mo.

I can also drive without the pesky contact lenses.

Having a perfect vision is quite liberating.

arman said...

Jeff, my e-mail address is:
arman_francisco30@yahoo.com.ph