In the US, people spend, on average, 30% of their time looking at screens. The brightness can cause your eyes to strain which can lead to tiredness and dryness. If you feel like when you finish working your eyes are under stress you should make some of these changes to help relieve symptoms of dry eye syndrome.
Move Further Away From your Screen
You should be 16 – 24 inches away from your screen so that you are not straining to read what is on it. You can try to make the writing larger so it is easier to read.
Lubricate your Eyes
Make sure you are blinking enough when you are looking at your computer, a lot of people blink half the amount as usual. If you find this hard, take a few seconds to close your eyes and help soothe them. You can also use artificial drops which can help to lubricate your eyes too.
You should develop a habit of taking your eyes away from the screen every 20 minutes or so. Try to force yourself to focus on something across the room for a few moments so that your eyes can readjust.
Visit the Doctor
If you are working on your computer or another screen all day every day. you should ensure you visit the optometrist regularly. They can give you a better insight into how to keep your eyes healthy.
Reduce your Brightness
By adjusting the contrast on your screen you can reduce the brightness and the strain on your eyes. You can change these things in the control panel of your computer.
Get an Anti-Glare Monitor
You can actually find monitors that reduce the glare from the screen on your eyes. You can find these in most computer specialist stores and they are definitely going to be cheaper than getting contacts eventually!
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