With the ongoing pandemic, technology is a boon to the whole world, at the same time you are also exposed to its adverse effects. It's been almost 2 years, many of us are still working from home, online classes for our children, everything has been possible just because of technology. But over usage of technology may damage much more. Your eyes are extremely sensitive and are most affected by the use of technology. Overexposure to blue light on a daily basis may lead to eye-related issues like blurred vision, computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain. School children are doing their classes online through mobile phones or laptops. They are at higher risk of developing vision-related problems as they are in their developing stage. Here are some preventive measures that can help protect your eyes due to increased screen time.
You may use anti-reflective coating glass during prolonged usage of digital devices.
One should practice blinking the eyes frequently; this will help to keep eyes clean and lubricated.
Give rest to your eyes and take frequent breaks to relax the ocular muscles.
Apply the 20:20:20 rule. This means you have to look away from the screen every 20 minutes at an object sited 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Adjust the height of the table in such a way that the screen is at the same height as your eyes. Otherwise, it can cause strain on your neck bone.
Sit at an arm's length from the screen in a comfortable chair with a proper backrest.
Always adjust the digital screen brightness according to the lightning around you to avoid strain.
Do visit the doctor for regular eye examination to monitor any underlying eye condition in the bud before things turn worse.
Your eyes are an important organ. Don’t take them for granted. Almost 80% of what you perceive comes through your sense of sight and so it becomes more important to take extra care of your eyes. Practicing healthy eye habits like cutting down screen time especially before bedtime can relieve eye pressure to an extent.