How To Avoid Digital Eyestrain

Posted By: Arin Dey - December 25, 2017
Digital devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers produce harmful radiations, violet rays that can have a negative impact on our eyesight and your health and cause digital eyestrain on it's first instance. The eyestrain is scientifically known as Computer Vision Syndrome. Digital eyestrain can cause dry eyes, blurred vision, itchiy eyes, headache, fatigue etc.
How To Avoid Digital Eyestrain

Here are some common causes of digital eyestrain:

• Constant staring at computer, laptop or smartphone screens for long
• Keeping screen brightness very high or very low
• Glare causes squinting which can cause stress and headaches
• Constant starring at screen minimises the blink and as a result it develops eye fatigue, dryness, itching or a burning sensation
• Keeping smartphone close to your eye can cause irritation or blurred vision
• Excessive or less lighting while using digital devices, especially while working on computer or laptop, can also spoil your eyes

Yes, it is true that you can't avoid the use of digital devices in this digital transformation era, however, you can limit the use. Here are some quick tips to protect your eyes from digital devices.

Keep distance

Sitting away from your computer may not be possible but at least keep a proper distance from the computer. Your computer monitor should be at least 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes and should also be below your eye level. Better you sit on an adjustable chair so that you can adjust the chair and keep the screen below your eye level.

20-20-20 rule

Doctor recommended technique, to reduce digital eyestrain, is 20-20-20 rule. The 20-20-20 rule says that every 20 minutes, take a break and look away from the computer for 20 seconds and view anything that is 20 feet away from your eyes. It’s better to look at nature with lots of greeneries because it will make you feel refreshed.

Computer anti glare glasses

In case, you are not having a spec with anti glare then you can opt for computer glasses that will efficiently protect your eyes from the harmful light emitted from digital devices. Computer glasses help to eliminate the glare and filter the blue light that reduces the harmful effect. You can get the lens coating with anti glare.

Hope you have loved the tips explained in the above article. Follow them and share your valuable feedback in comment section.

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