It’s been almost a year since we’ve been talking about computer glasses and more so because digital fatigue is real and is here to stay. If you ask me, computer glasses do fall under the list of essentials for people like us who spend most hours of the day on their laptops or phones. And if you are one of those WFH champions then you know how a painful eye strain can hamper your productivity. That is why blue-light blocking glasses are needed to combat the vision-impairing blue-rays emitting from your digital devices. There are also many easy-to-do eye exercises to ease the stress resulting from a rigorous WFH routine. Quickly take a look at all the simple tricks and tips to manage eye strain at home.
Tips to manage eye strain while working from home
Don’t Compromise On Your Sleep
Never do that. When you take a nap or a goodnight’s sleep for an ideal 7 to 8 hours, it not only restores your cognitive and immune responses but also gives your eyes the rest and moisture it needs to perform. So, please don’t stay sleep-deprived to increase your productivity because it will instead develop eye problems like dry eyes, gritty and watery eyes. In case you have trouble sleeping, try these tips.
Take Breaks And Meditate
What happens when your mind and eyes are tired of the computer work that you’ve been doing for hours…without blinking? Eyestrain! And with that, you are inviting several other eye conditions both short and long-term. That is why it’s crucial to take breaks in between your work routine. Now the problem is when we take a break we usually switch from our laptops to our phones or a TV in a relaxed state. But that’s completely the opposite of rest, the best way to put your eyes and mind at rest is by completely shutting them off to meditate and de-stress. Not into meditating so much? Read on to see some quick eye yoga exercises to calm your overworked peepers.
The simplest eye yoga is palming. So keep calm and OMM! Simply sit back, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, rub your palms together, and put them on your eyes for a few seconds. Repeat this until you feel refreshed enough to attain a peaceful state of mind. Another therapeutic exercise for your eyes to release strain is eye-rolling. Yes, like your cat rolls her eyes when you try to get her attention. Roll your eyes in anticlockwise and clockwise directions 10 times each and give your eyes instant relief from all the stress.
Blinking comes easy to us and yet we forget to blink often. Mostly when we are so fixated on our screens, binge-watching our favorite Netflix shows, or simply overtaxing our eyes for work. And if none of these then we have our cellphones to cause fatigue – a good invention with bad influence and a lot of blue light. Ideal blinking should occur 15 times per minute and can go down to as little as five or seven times per minute.
Building An Ideal Workstation At Home? Here are 7 Essential Points To Keep In Mind
Ideal Screen Distance
Your eyes and the screen should maintain a distance of 20 to 24 inches.
Ideal Screen Positioning
The center of your screen should be about 10 to 15 degrees below your eyes for comfortable positioning of your head and neck.
Ideal Feet Positioning
Keep a footrest or a box under your desk to maintain a proper stance.
Adjust The Lighting
Make sure that your desk and laptop’s screen particularly isn’t flashed by bright daylight, or glares from a cool white bulb that’s wrongly positioned. For windows and doors, draw curtains to minimize exterior light and at night time use lower intensity bulbs and tubes. Better to position your laptop where the windows are to your side, instead of being in front of or behind your screen.
Tweak Your Computer Display Settings
Besides enlarging your fonts for easier reading, you should also adjust the brightness of your screen to a comfortable level. Try matching the brightness to the same level as your surroundings. This will balance out the contrast on your screen to reduce eye strain.
Take Frequent Breaks
Throughout the day, give your eyes a break by looking away from your monitor. Try the 20-20-20 rule. After every 20 minutes in your working hours, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
Use Anti-Glare Glasses Or Computer Glasses
This hack is the simplest way to safeguard your eyes. Wear a protective shield that fights glares and harmful blue light. Where will you get a flattering pair of computer glasses with glare protection?
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