In today’s society, technology is a part of life. Cutting it out of your routine would be blasphemy! Research shows that 70% of adults suffer from some sort eye strain due to technological uses. Of that 70%, nearly 40% are unaware of how to reduce such eye strain. So here’s some tips of how to reduce eye strain while using your tech gadgets!
- Take breaks. For every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break by viewing something 20-30 feet away. Try downloading the software that will force you to take the eye-easing breaks if you have trouble remembering to do so.
- What’s the height and position of your device? Computer screens should be 4 to 5 inches below eye level and 20 to 28 inches away from the eye.
- Avoid glare on your screen. Don’t allow light sources to be visible directly when sitting in front of a screen. If this is inevitable, turn the screen to prevent glare and consider adjusting the brightness of the screen or changing its background color.
- Match the lighting of the room to the computer screen.
- Blink as often as you can. Frequent blinking reduces the chances for developing dry eye by keeping the front surface of the eye moist and healthy.
- Be sure to visit your eye doctor. You might benefit from glasses specifically prescribed to be used when using digital devices. If you are already prescribed glasses or contacts, the prescription might not be best for your eyes when you are using devices.
We hope that you take these precautions when using your gadgets! Save your vision before it’s too late.