Taking Care Of Your Eyes In The Digital Age Infographic
Protecting your eyesight is vital to maintaining a good quality of life. With the advent of technology, it comes as no surprise why nearly 60 million school-age children use computers and other digital devices sometimes for hours a day.
This increased exposure puts them at greater risk for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). This is a serious eye health condition that can cause back and neck pain, dry eyes, and even headaches.
More than these uncomfortable symptoms, this condition can lead to long-term vision problems and eye disorders. If you feel you have the symptoms, it pays off to visit an eye care professional.
9 Tips To Help You Protect Your Eyes Now
To keep your eyes healthy and your eyesight in perfect condition, follow these simple tips:
1. Build A Work Space That Promotes Good Posture
Center your computer screen at arms-length and slightly below eye level. This helps you keep your back straight, and helps you maintain a proper distance from your screen.
2. Position Your Screen To Minimize Glare
Do not tilt it upward.
3. Doctors Recommend Investing In Computer Eyewear
Some eye doctors recommend that you wear computer eyewear with an anti-reflexive lens that can also be combined with a specially formulated coating that blocks and selectively absorbs the blue light.
4. Follow The 20/20/20 Rule
Take a 20-second break every 20 minutes, and look at something at least 20 feet away.
5. Adjust The Brightness Of Your Device
Consider changing the background color from bright white to cool gray.
6. Lessen The Amount Of Light
Lessen the amount of the overhead and the surrounding light competing with the screen of your device.
7. Increase Text Size
Make your text size bigger and make it easier to read.
8. Don't Forget To Blink
Blinking lubricates your eyes so they stay moist and healthy.
9. Children Should Spend Limited Time In Front Of Screens
If you have children, consider limiting their screen time, and reducing your own screen time to set a healthy example.