Useful tips to prevent digital eye strain

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We're using digital devices more frequently than ever before, and technology is causing a lot of eye strain. More than 65 million people report Digital Eye Strain. This condition caused by prolonged device use produces irritation and discomfort.

Staring at screens requires our eyes to focus and relax continuously, making them work harder. Additionally, flicker, glare, and screens contrast add further stress to your eyes. Eye fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, eye twitching, and neck and shoulder pain are some of the symptoms suffered from looking at these eye killers. What's more, screens emit Blue Light, a high-energy visible light, which may lead to increased irritation.

We'll give you useful tips to prevent digital eye strain:

1. Visit a professional

Visiting an optician, at least every two years, is the best way to prevent or diagnose digital eye strain.

2. Color temperature

Reduce the color temperature of your screen, making the screen emit less blue light.

3. Be conscious about lightning from your surroundings and brightness

In case your room is too bright, use blinds or lessen the light's intensity to reduce the brightness. If your room is too dark, increase the light's intensity or minimize your screen brightness.

4. Use Dark Mode

Avoid low contrast colors because they cause more stress in your eyes, producing fatigue. Using dark mode helps your eyes to stay more relaxed when it's late at night.

5. Text size

Ensure the text on your screen is at a comfortable size for your eyes; this will reduce the work your eyes have to do to focus and read.

6. Take regular breaks

We are designed to move, but when we use technology such as computers or smartphones, we're stuck in the same position. It's important to perform stretches to reduce muscle tension and stress. Also, it can help relieve neck, back, and shoulder pain that can contribute to Digital Eye Strain.

7. Apply the 20-20-20 rule

This rule makes your eyes relax more often. Look away from your computer for at least 20 minutes focusing on an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Concentrate on something distant relaxes your eyes muscles reducing fatigue.

8. Blink more often

When we work using our laptop, we blink less frequently. We recommend you to blink more often to moisten your eyes, preventing dryness and irritation.

9. Wear glasses that filter blue light

These glasses reduce glare and filter high-intensity light, protecting your eyes from high-energy light and preventing stress on your eye muscles.

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