In this day and age, many daily tasks can be strenuous on your eyes—especially if you are working in front of a computer, driving for many hours each day, or reading frequently. According to a survey performed by the Vision Council, 65% of all Americans suffer from eye fatigue. In addition, if you’re under 30 years of age, your chances of suffering from eye strain rise to 73%. If you, like many others, have felt headaches or eye discomfort after looking at your computer screen or phone, you’re not alone. The following eye care tips will help you prevent eye fatigue and strain.
Eye Care Tips to Avoid Eye Fatigue
Move your computer screen. Your eyes will focus best on the computer when it is between 20 and 26 inches from your eyes. If you look up at the screen, try moving it so that you look down. Looking up to the computer will open your eyes more than they naturally open, so looking down at the computer will reduce dryness and eye fatigue.
Change the lighting. You may want to cover your computer screen with a filter that will reduce the glare. Also, make sure that the environment in which you work is well lit so that your eyes don’t have to compensate for low lighting.
Purify your eyes. Promote proper eye care by replenishing your eyes. If you feel as if your eyes are dry, use eye drops to restore your eyes’ natural tears. You should air filter to ensure that dust does not get near your eyes.
Take a break. Breaks are important! Get up, stretch, and walk around. Don’t remain idle at your desk. We recommend the 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes you spend working, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
To learn more about eye care, or to schedule an eye exam, call Valley Eyecare Center at (602) 955-2700 or visit our website.