In today’s world, everywhere we go, we are connected via Internet or other communication devices or by gaming. We’ve become dependent on these digital devices to survive both professionally and personally and the amount of time we spend with these gadgets is continuously increasing. Yet we forget devices which us to the world naturally than anything other: our Eyes. People (including me partially) often don’t think about the impact digital devices might have on their vision, and it can be to the detriment of not just their health, but also productivity.
1. Customize Your Environment
Adjust your environment when using digital devices to have healthier eyes. Use a large monitor or screen magnifier to reduce eye strain. Try to make your computer’s chair close to your computer you are sitting on with adequate lower-back support.
Making sure you’re comfortable before you start using a device will decrease the amount of stress you put on your eyes trying to find the best viewing angle.
2. Think About Lighting
Change your monitor settings to a reflective lighting scheme. Good room lighting is essential. Too much lighting overexposes and irritates the eyes, while too little causes the eyes to strain in order to see. Keep your desk lamps shining on your desk, not you. Try to keep window light off to the side, rather than in front or behind you. Use blinds and get a glare screen. Position the computer screen to reduce reflections from windows or overhead lights.
3. Adjust Your Reading Angle
Adjust the screen so you look at it slightly downward and are about 24 to 28 inches away. The center should be about 4 to 6 inches below your eyes. Keep the brightness and contrast of your screen in control with gamma low.
4. Magnify Text on Screen
Magnify the text and images on your device which will help you avoid straining your eyes from squinting. Almost every device can be adjusted to display larger text, and for those with compromised vision, this can make reading much easier.
5. Blink and Take Frequent Breaks
Devices are set up for virtually nonstop work — but you aren’t a machine.Ttake breaks to recharge, and so do your eyes. You need to take breaks to recharge, and so do your eyes. And don’t forget to blink! Blinking washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears. If you regularly wear glasses, also make sure you have proper lenses for the computer.
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