Reduce the Strain on your Eyes
Computers play an important part of our lives. We use them for work and recreation, and it is estimated we spend around nine hours a day in front of a television or computer screen. Eye strain is beginning to be a major job related complaint, and as such we need some methods to reduce the pressure on our eyes.
Although there is no evidence of lasting damage, they can cause headaches, fatigue, and impact on our productivity in every aspect of our lives. Also, if we are tired or suffering pain we are more likely to have a serious accident.
So, what can we do to reduce computer induced eye strain?
It is believed that by taking a break of around ten minutes every hour will rest your eyes sufficiently. From a work perspective, this will keep you fresher and subsequently more productive than slogging through hour after hour with no break.
Room lighting is important and the Health and Safety Executive has published guidelines on how to adjust room lighting to keep screen glare to a minimum. Consider the positioning of desk in relation to outside light.
Antiglare screens are available and it is a good idea to fit one to take the edge of the computer screen problem. If you can read documents on paper rather than your computer screen do so.
Adjust the Screen
As well as adjusting exterior lighting and fitting antiglare screens, why not adjust your monitor settings to make them easier on the eye. You can control the brightness, contrast, and the colour scheme. Surprisingly, this can make a difference.
Regular Eye Examinations
As well as implementing the above measures, undergoing regular eye exams will tell you if you require spectacles or contact lenses to see properly. If you are looking at a screen day in day out and you are peering at the screen because you are not seeing at 20/20, then you put your eyes under more strain which in turn leads to more problems.
Book your Eye Exam Today
To ensure that your eyesight is in good working order, book your eye test today. Our award winning services will not only ensure you are seeing at 20/20, we will also detect if you are suffering from certain health conditions.
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