Everyone knows that this is the technology era where we spend too much time in the front of a screen: TV, computer, smartphone, GPS monitors, etc. And it goes with health problems such as dry eyes, eyestrain, headache, fatigue, Please check the list of 6 solutions for that problem below, we hope that it can help you take better care of your eyes.
1. Blink Frequently
Blinking is very important when working at a computer; blinking moistens your eyes to prevent dryness, redness and irritation. But according to studies, we have a tendency to blink less frequently than usual, and many blinks performed during computer work are only partial lid closures. So do not forget to blink periodically. After 20 minutes working, blink 10 times to help rewet your eyes.
2. Use Eye Drop
Scientists have proven that women are more prone to have dry eyes than men. Therefore, you should use eye drops such as: lubricated, physiological saline, homeopathic and other types for eye wash after working with electronic screens for a while.
Besides, you can also use a humidifier for eyes.
3. Use Proper Light
Eye strain often is caused by excessively bright light either from outdoor sunlight coming in through a window or from harsh interior lighting. Place a dim light on either side of your workstation to create equal brightness without dark, shadowed areas.
4. Take Frequent Breaks
The American Optometric Association recommends resting your eyes for 15 minutes after working continuously for two hours on an electronic screen. In addition, every 20 minutes, look up from the screen and refocus your eyes on a distant object. Or it would be much better if you can take 15 minutes off to stand up, move about and stretch body parts to reduce your risk for computer vision syndrome and neck, back and shoulder pain as well.
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5. Practice Yoga
A study conducted in India with 291 people who regularly use computers at work has shown that people who practiced an hour of yoga daily, five days a week, after 60 days reduced their eye discomfort while people who did not practice yoga had increased amounts of visual strain and discomfort.
6. Clean the Screen Regularly
Clean your monitor regularly, dust and smears make words harder to read, causing you more eyestrain. Consider installing an anti-glare screen, it also helps to keep shades drawn to prevent glare from outside sources. And if possible, paint bright white walls a darker color with a matte finish.