Quick Tips To Avoid Eye Strain While Using Computers

In the wake of the pandemic , most people are working from home these days.  Whether it is work, play, online shopping, remote learning  or online meetings and  communication, all our lives have been in the digital world rather than the real world for some time now.

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The excess usage of digital gadgets and over exposure to blue light has become a norm for everyone these days. However, it can cause strain and even damage to the eyes.  Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is real! The symptoms may include eye discomfort, fatigue, blurry vision, headache etc.   As it is not possible for most people to ditch the computers due to the change in their life styles and job requirements, the only option is to reduce the strain on the eyes by adopting some eye care steps.

Do a complete eye check-up

It is important to get an eye test done to make sure that your eyes are in perfect health. A regular eye examination would help you manage not just computer vision problems but also any other eye-related issues that you may have.

Use Blue light blocking glasses

Being in front of screen for long hours can increase the exposure of blue light emitted by the digital devices. It can lead to various eye related  issues in the long run. Using blue light blocking sunglasses is a  proven way to stay safe from blue light damage and reduce the strain on the eyes. Businesses  can hand out customized blue light blocking sunglasses for their team or prospects who may be spending a lot of time in front of their computers in the event of the pandemic and lock down.

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Natural lighting is the best

When the eyes get exposed to excessive bright light, it can lead to pain, redness and strain for eyes. Using bright lights indoors can also lead to discomfort in the eyes.  Make  use of natural light to the extent possible. Position the screen in such way that the windows are facing the side rather than the front or back of the monitor. It will enhance clarity and prevent glare. Make sure to use low-intensity bulbs as the light source.

Upgrade the monitor

Switch to LED/LCD screens with  anti-reflective features and advanced display configurations  that will help to reduce the chances of eye strain. An optimum screen size will reduce the strain on the eyes as very small monitors will add up to the eye strain. Adjust the display to set an ideal brightness, contrast, and color tone for comfortable viewing.

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