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EyeDefender

EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)...

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EyeDefender is a freeware rest reminder designed to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) resulting from working on a computer for hours. CVS symptoms include eyestrain, blurred vision, delayed focusing, headaches, back and neck aches, dry and burning eyes, light sensitivity, distorted color vision, forehead heaviness, and sore eyes.

CVS is impossible to get rid of but you can reduce and even eliminate most of its symptoms. The recommendation is simple – take a short rest break from your computer every hour. The difficulty lies in scheduling a regular break and keeping to it. Thats where EyeDefender can help you. Itll remind you to take a break and relax eyes at fixed intervals. More Info »

Once installed, EyeDefender sits in the system tray and displays the time left until the next break. When the time for a break comes, the program does one of the following:
Displays pictures in a predefined folder;
Runs the visual training to relax the eyes;
Runs a default screensaver;
Displays a popup timed reminder in the system tray.
EyeDefender can also help you prevent other problems related to computer use, which require a computer user to take short breaks. These problems include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) or Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS), also known in the USA as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and in Europe - Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD).

Features:
Control the level of eye strain in the system tray
Set up the time period for a popup reminder
Set up how much time you want to rest
Enter the rest mode instantly
Reset the counter
Stop the counter when you do not want to be interrupted
Set the counter to stop automatically after some time of inactivity
Four rest modes: slideshow, visual training, screensaver launch, or popup tray reminder
Auto-run EyeDefender on Windows start

System requirements:
OS: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 More Info »

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Development

Link to official EyeDefender site

Official Website
EyeDefender was added by studiophi in Feb 2010 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on EyeDefender in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on EyeDefender or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
 
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