The electronic devices tablet, smartphone, or others are helpful but their use for an extended time can lead to eyestrain. In worse cases, the person can develop Computer Vision Syndrome. In this topic we have shared tips to reduce eye strain while you are working in an office.
Statistics have shown that by 2020, per person there will be 6.58 devices around the world. No doubt, when we talk about these devices you get various perks but you need to pay a price for that i.e. “Eyestrain”. It is quite surprising to believe that people all over the world are suffering from digital eye strain. It comes with symptoms like:
- Blurred Vision
- Shoulder or Neck Pain
How is the eyestrain is marked by?
Eyestrain is marked by tired, blurry vision, and dry eyes. One of the main reasons is that there is a lack of blinking. Normally, every person blinks around 15 times or more in one minute which reduces irritation and keep the eyes lubricated. The research has shown that when the person looks at the screen the eyes blink less which means lubrication is less and irritation is more.
The blue light emission, text is poorly contrast, and background image or flickering can make your eyes suffer.
Tip to Reduce the EyeStrain
- Rule of 20/20
The effective solution is, every 20 minutes focus on something which is 20 feet away for 30 seconds. This way your eyes will relax and reduce fatigue.
- Adjust Screen settings
To reduce the strain you should make changes to the actual screen. You should make sure the brightness is not too gray or bright. Keep it subtle. The screen color temperature should be adjusted. Strain can be induced with a blue light so the amount of blue light can be lowered.
- Get the LED
The monitors with an old tube-style can make the image flicker. Due to flicker, it can result in eye fatigue. The use of Led is soothing and gentle to the eyes.
- Make changes in the work area
The sitting area in the office can affect the neck and head as well as the eye. So, it is important that chair height should be like that floor is rested on the floor safely. The computer screen should be 20 to 24 inches away from the eyes and the screen center should be 10 to 15 degrees below the eyes at a comfortable position.
- Wear computer glasses
While working you should wear computerized glasses. You should talk to your eye doctor to let you know which glass is best for you.