Nowadays almost everyone is spending time in front of a computer. Take it as office work, studies or personal time pass browsing. But, this leads to a eye strain, neck pain, shoulder pain, dry eyes or injury. To overcome this, you’ll need to protect your eyes both in front of and away from the computer.
Re-Position the computer:
Keep yourself about an arm’s length away from your computer screen. The screen shouldn’t be tilted, and should be positioned right below eye level. This allows the neck to relax while you read and type.
Adjust Computer Display Settings:
Adjust your computer display settings such as its brightness, text size and contrast. Adjusting these settings of your computer can help reduce eye strain and fatigue.
Keep reminding yourself to blink. We naturally blink about 20 times or more than that in a minute, when focusing on a screen they make you forget to do that and this can drop by as much as half. So, be conscious and force yourself to blink.
Ensure Proper Lighting:
Bright lights can reflect off your computer screen and strain your eyes. Avoid sitting with a window behind you that allows sun’s rays, it will reflect off the screen and back directly into your eyes. If this is unavoidable, cover the window with a anti-glare screen to help reduce the glare.
Consider Computer Specialized Glasses:
There are glasses that specifically designed for computer screens called “Anti-Glare Glasses”. Consider buying a pair of glasses that will help properly protect your eyes from computer glare.
Clean the Monitor Regularly:
Always keep your screen clean and neat by a cloth or a cleaner. Dust can reduce screen sharpness and makes your eyes work harder.
Take Frequent Work Breaks:
Experts says that for every two hours of looking at the computer screen, you need to take a 20 minute break. In this time you should blink, or do small eye exercises or close your eyes, and allow them to rest. This is also helps your health in general. Sitting in one place continuously is bad for your back, joints, posture, and weight. Use little breaks to stretch and walk around to prevent the health issues.