Five tips to prevent Digital Eye Strain
Most people these days are increasingly using Digital devices. These include IT professionals who are working from home (WFH) and school students who are attending online classes.
There are chances of developing eye and vision problems due to this increase in Screen time. This results in digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. These effects are more pronounced and harmful in children.
Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain:
- Pain & discomfort
- Blurred vision
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- Squint and double vision
- Increase in Myopia (Short sightedness)
At Utsav Eye Clinic Kharghar, we understand that gadgets are already a part of daily life. Your favorite Eye specialist in Kharghar, Dr Anand Kumar shares five tips on preventing Digital Eye Strain.
1) Take Regular breaks
If you have to spend prolonged periods in front of your computer, we encourage you to practice the “20-20-20” rule. For every 20 minutes, you should look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. We also recommend blinking exercises to prevent dryness of your eyes. If needed, do not hesitate to visit your Ophthalmologist who may prescribe lubrication eyedrops to prevent digital eye strain.
2) Adjust Computer screen settings
- Increase the font size of the screen
- Adjust the screen brightness, contrast and resolution for increasing comfort of reading.
- You may also have anti-glare screens attached to your monitor.
- The room should be adequately lit. Avoid using a computer or mobile phone in the dark.
3) Choose Larger Screens
Smaller and brighter screens lead to more eye strain. Whenever possible children should read or attend online classes on a desktop or laptop computer rather than a mobile phone to prevent digital eye strain.
4) Prevent Sleep disturbances
Keep your Digital devices away from the bed room to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. Switch off all your digital devices atleast one hour before your scheduled sleep time.
5) Observe Proper Posture
We recommend adjusting your chair at eye-level with your monitor when using your computer. This ensures that your head and neck are upright. You may also use a chair that provides lower back support and a cushioned seat to ensure comfort.
Discuss with your Eye Specialist whether you would be benefitted by using some eye drops or Computer glasses.
At Utsav Eye Clinic, our eye doctors have the knowledge, expertise, and instruments to help you with your eye care needs. From comprehensive eye exams to Advanced Cataract Surgery in Kharghar we have the full range of services to help you.
Call us today at 022 35569270 to schedule an appointment so that we can help protect your eyes from digital eye strain.