If you are the type of person who stares on the computer or phone screen all the time, then you must have at one point or the other, felt pain and blurriness due to extended period of working with your phone or computer. This is referred to as eye strain and the effects are usually temporary but if you continue to strain the eyes or stare at phone screens regularly, you may end up causing more long lasting damage to the eyes.
So in this article in line with a Publication on WebMD, we are going to have a look at some of the ways you can protect the eyes from damage due to phone and computer screens. These screens emit blue light and excess exposure to blue light has been proven to be hazardous to the eyes and overall health. Just sit tight and enjoy this article while learning something new.
What Ways Can You Protect The Eyes From Damage Due to Phone And Computer Screens?
1. Apply the 20-20-20 rule - this rule is actually one of the practical ways of protecting your eyes from damage caused by computer or phone screens. It involves staring at objects that are 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes of screentime. It has been proven to be effective in reducing the effects of eye strain.
2. Ensure your room is well lit. It is more hazardous using your phone or computer in a dark room. Reason being that all the blue light emissions will be hitting your eyes directly, but instead, try as much as possible to ensure your room or working environment is well lit.
3. Reduce the brightness of your device because a less brightness means less blue light. Many phone and laptop developers have introduced blue light filter, make sure you use these blue light filters to get rid of blue light and also reduce your brightness as much as possible when you're in a poorly lit place and must use your device.
4. Get regular eye exams. This is another way you can protect your eyes from damage. Make sure you get regular eye exams to rule out any eye disease or condition before it gets serious.
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