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PREVENT AND MINIMIZE EYE STRAIN CAUSED BY DIGITAL DEVICES

JAMES ROQUE

JANUARY 10, 2022

Whether you work from home on your computer, work from an office on your computer, or simply own a smartphone, you're certainly spending a major portion of your day staring at a bright screen, which can cause digital eye strain. It only takes two hours of screen usage every day to acquire digital eye strain. 

RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIGITAL EYE STRAIN

>> Eyes that are either excessively dry or extremely watery 

 

>> Intense itchiness or burning in the eyes

 

>> Blurry vision or double vision 

 

>> Headaches and pain in the shoulders, neck, or back on a regular basis.

 

>> Light Sensitivity

 

>> Concentration problems 

 

>> Having a hard time keeping your eyes open

 

These symptoms can have a significant influence on productivity, which is a significant issue for those who perform the majority of their job on a computer. When minimising screen time isn't an option, what can we do to safeguard our eyes from screens? Fortunately, there are a number of simple ways to reduce digital eye strain.

 

KNOW THE 20/20 RULE

One of the reasons for the prevalence of digital eye strain is that we tend to blink less frequently when gazing at displays than we would normally. Follow the 20-20-20 rule to compensate: every 20 minutes of screen usage, take a 20-second break to focus on anything at least 20 feet away. Setting reminders will assist you in developing the habit until it becomes second nature.

LEARN ABOUT COMPUTER GLASSES

There are computer glasses that filter out blue light and make it easier to stare at a screen for extended periods of time. For graphic artists who need to view the entire colour spectrum for their job, this isn't a practical choice, but it's something to think about for everyone else.

 

At Jei & Co Optics. We carry the best quality lenses for computer glasses.  We carry Asahi’s Ray Safe and Nikon SeeCoat Next Blue. Want to learn more about our lenses? 

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