What is it?
It’s an utility that helps avoiding eyes-related problems when working at a computer for several hours. Concentrating your eyesight on a computer screen can cause an eye strain. You can prevent this by taking regular breaks during the work and look at distant objects.
Eyes Relax is a tool that reminds you about taking those breaks. It a very flexible utility, which allows you to specify two independent (short and long) work periods, the length of the breaks, break types, notification sounds and many other settings.
Eyes Relax has also the parenting features. It can enter the password-protected Parent Mode in which the user is forced to take breaks (during the break the computer is locked). This is very useful since children often forget about the real world and play video games much too long.
The latest version of Eyes Relax is 0.87 (15 June 2012) . Here is the installer download link (installer size: 1.8 MB). You can also fetch the portable version, which stores its configuration in the current program’s directory. You can also browse the version history.
Note: Eyes Relax requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 to be installed.
I’ve been developing Eyes Relax since April 2008, constantly improving it and adding new features requested by the users. Despite the amount of work Eyes Relax is (and will remain) free for any use. However, if you find this program useful, I will appreciate any donation, which would help me to pay for the website hosting and support the future development. To make a donation, simply use the PayPal “Donate” button below. or f.e. go to our sponsor page, that allows you to buy domain names.
You can also see the video trailer or read the reviews:
- Eyes Relax – Useful Free Utility for People Who Forget to Take a Break
- Maintain healthy eyes when in front of the computer with Eyes Relax
- or just read very nice Jimmy’s comment:
“I offer my deepest gratitude to you for creating Eyes Relax software. I was really in the need of this kind of software.
I used to write time on a piece of paper to take breaks and I kept on doing it for a long time but it wasn’t too much practically. Then I started searching for software which do this for me.
I gave a try to these softwares:
- Take A Break
and few other softwares. None of them was upto my requirement. Few softwares had only short break option other had only long break feature, few had worst interface and few had no sound option etc… but none of them was perfect.
Then fortunately I came across WorkRave software it’s almost 100% perfect except 1 feature that it doesn’t allow to stop tracing Mouse and Keyboard activity and gives break notification as per their usage. For couple of days I was enjoying it till the time I was deadly coding all the time but afterwards someday I realized it wasn’t prompting for breaks and I figured out that it prompts as per Mouse and Keyboard usage and their is no option to stop it.
I searched again because I was getting strain in eyes and fortunately I came across Scirocco-Take-a-Break and it was exactly what I was looking for, except few features (it doesn’t have good interface etc..). So again I’ve to search and by the grace of GOD I came across your software Eyes Relax, which really fascinated me because it has good interface, short and long break option, different sound options for specific break etc…
I went through many comments on Eyes Relax post and came to know initially Eyes Relax was not having those features which I’m looking for but you kept on doing good work by acting what users were suggesting and I also noticed that users suggested many useful features and you implemented them and made Eyes Relax perfect.
This is proven now that if we do some good work and share it with others then it actually helps us but it seems that we are giving to others, the fact is it returns times to us.
I offer my deepest Gratitude to you and your Eyes power saving software called EyesRelax. I’ve also tweeted about your Eyes Relax.”
I’m happy that people find this little tool useful. That’s what matters to me, thank you. Take care of your eyes.