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How to control screen time to avoid eye-related issues?

How to control screen time to avoid eye-related issues?

Our major time of the day is spent working 8 -10 hours straight in front of computer screens. Viewing a computer or digital screen is different than reading a printed page. Often the letters on the computer or handheld device are not as precise or sharply defined, the level of contrast of the letters to the background is reduced, and the presence of glare and reflections on the screen may make viewing difficult. And the brakes which we take in between to distress ourself by looking at our phone screen add oil to the fuel. Leading to problems like computer vision syndrome.


 Which includes

  • Eyestrain
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • dry eyes

To cope up with this growing issue one needs to understand that like all our body parts our eyes do get tired and rest. controlling exposure time to screens can solve all related issues and will help you maintain good eye care. So there are some experts recommended ways to protect your eyes.

Maintain a healthy distance from the screen

It's a good practice to maintain a 10-20 inch or an arms-length distance from the computer screen and your screen should be 10-15 degree below your eyes.

Follow 20-20-20 rule

Work for 20 minutes, look away from your screen and stare at something that is 20 ft away for 20 seconds. Constantly looking at the screen for a long time puts a strain on your eyes muscles. They’ll have a hard time adjusting when we move our eyes.

Do blink! More often

Blinking provides short brakes to eyes. An average human blinks 15-20 times in a minute. Looking constantly on screens makes us forget that. If you face issues like dry and irritated eyes you are not blinking enough. Take little breaks and put constant efforts to blink in between.

Adjust the brightness

Constant glare from the screen makes our eye tired and adjust your screen brightness matching to that of your surrounding a too bright and too dull screen affects your screen adversely.

Consider using night modes and adaptive brightness

Nowadays laptops and mobile come equipped with auto adjust brightness which reduces glare automatically sensing the surrounding other useful feature is night mode if you are in a constant habit of surfing social media before you must consider using night modes it is an inbuilt feature in the majority of devices and also freely available as web applications. A night mode changes the colour of your display from white to light yellow which put less strain while looking in dark.

Use computer glasses

You can use glass specially made for non-powered anti-glare glasses, which will increase contrast, and optimize your vision while looking at digital screens for long hours. While anti-glare glasses are the basic version there are some advance versions also like Blu-v lenses.

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