Now that a lot of people are sheltering at home, digital adoption has quickly accelerated and changed the way we use technology. Our dependence on smartphones and gadgets has increased immensely.
Everyone is working from home and shifting towards streaming services to beat the boredom. Binge-watching is becoming a norm nowadays, but too much content consumption and staring at screens for a longer period of time can be bad for your eye’s health. It can lead to fatigue, headaches and can cause eye strain.
So here are some simple methods that you can use to protect your eyes from the strain caused by digital devices.
Adjust the lighting
When watching television or using mobile, laptops try to keep your room lit. A dark environment can amplify the blue light coming from screens, which can be harmful to your eyes.
Also, make sure you are at a reasonable distance from your screen, don’t stare at the screen from too close. The ideal distance between you and the screen should be at least 25 inches.
Take breaks at regular intervals
You may be aware of the 20-20-20 rule. If you are not, here’s what it states:
After every 20 minutes of looking at a screen, look at something else that is at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Repeating this at regular intervals can ease up the strain on your eyes.
Many doctors also suggest blinking when looking at a bright screen. We tend to blink less while looking at a screen continuously. As a result, it sucks up the moisture and leaves your eyes dry, red, and itchy. So a little blinking can be good for you 😉.
Disable blue light from your display
Nowadays blue light filter option is available on almost every device. It filters most of the harmful blue light and sets a warmer tone for the display.
You can enable the blue light filter on your device, and it can drastically make your viewing experience better, especially during nighttime.
Use computer glasses
Now you have tried every method but still experiencing eye strain, then consider using blue light filter glasses.
A good pair of anti-glare glasses can make your viewing experience much better, especially when you are sitting in front of a screen for a longer duration.
So these are all the methods you can use to improve your viewing experience without harming or putting strain on your eyes. If you know some other methods, then consider sharing them in the comment section below! 😄
**If eye strain issues persist for a longer period of time, then visit an eye specialist and get your eyes checked.**