Are you struggling to save your eyes while looking at the computer or phone screen? Whether you’re in an office, at home, at work or doing school, we’re all getting a lot more screen-time lately.
Many people complain of headaches and eye strains after hours of staring at the computer for prolonged periods. You squint and furrow your brow over the coarse of the day, which can make matters worse.
Eye health is so important, but the reality is that screens and technology are part of our day-to-day life.
Here are 5 Tips to Save Your Eyes
- Fix the Room Lighting – Quite often the issue with your computer screen has nothing to do with the screen itself, but rather your room lightening. Offices often have harsh neon lighting, which can strain your eyes. If it’s too dark in your room, the glow of the screen can be extra harsh. The key is to get your lighting right. Try task lighting and lamps to neutralize your whole setup.
- Take Frequent Breaks – Some of us find ourselves in a groove while we’re on the computer. Whether you’ve fallen down a social media rabbit hole or are really focused on a project, it’s easy to lose track of time. A good trick is to set alarms on your phone reminding you to stand up, walk away and get a glass of water.
- Adjust Screen Settings – If room lighting isn’t your issue, go into your computer settings and adjust your screen lighting. Many people find it better if you turn it way down. This means you’re not being blasted by light. You can also set it to have your computer switch to warmer lighting in the evening and adjust based on the detected light in the room. You can also manually play around with it until you find something that works for you.
- Try Blue Light Filter Glasses – If you have prescription glasses and you use the computer a lot, paying extra for the blue light filter might be worth it. If you don’t wear glasses for vision issues, you can actually purchase blue light filter glasses which are great for students doing online school now or office workers.
- Use Dark Mode – Many apps and systems have a dark mode now. This means that the screen will be black in areas that would normally be overwhelmingly white. You can save your eyes by switching to dark mode. Check out our latest YouTube video on the subject!
Contact TwinBytes in Richmond Hill if you have any questions about technology, computers – hardware and software. We are here to help.