Finally, with or without screen fatigue, it is imperative that you can book a comprehensive eye exam every year. The health of your eyes should not be taken for granted.
An eye exam will also give your optometrist a chance to recommend you glasses or contact lenses that are prescribed for specific activities that cause eyestrain, primarily computer use. You can also ask for a new lens coating, tint, and blue blockers for your glasses.
So, if you wish to keep your eyes in good shape, be sure to visit your local optometrist each year to ensure everything is good.
Liana Pavane believes that the most effective mechanism to realistically treat tired eyes from staring at a computer screen all day at work are boundaries.
‘To truly help your eyes, you’ll want to create boundaries with your phone and other screens. Try your best not to check your phone right away when you wake up and put it in another room at least 30 minutes before going to bed. Throughout the day, take numerous (phone-free) breaks. Even setting a timer for every 20 minutes during your work sessions and staring at the wall for 30 seconds will help protect your eyes in the long run.’
Computer screens have only become a part of our daily routine for the last 20 years or so. We are now beginning to learn what can happen to our vision due to excessive screen time. Blurry vision, dry eyes, neck pain, headaches and dry eyes might be short-term symptoms of the ubiquitous computer eyestrain, but they could eventually lead to something malignant.
By implementing these tips into your daily life, you can ensure that your eyes remain in good shape, even if you’re staring at a screen for most of your day.
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