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Protecting Your Eyes From Screens

Magazine Desk

11 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Protecting Your Eyes From Screens

We spend a lot of time in front of the computer or mobile phones. In fact, 3G has made us social media and game addicts. A lot of our works are also done on computers. Besides that, we also spend our leisure hours watching movies on TV or laptops. Constant contact with monitors and screens can damage our eyes. You must take the necessary steps now to protect them:


Sit Far Enough Away From The Screen

This is usually considered at least an arm's length away from the screen. To make sure your computer is positioned right, try the high-five test: if you can properly high-five your computer screen with a full arm extension, you're sitting too close.


Fix The Position Of The Computer

Locate the computer screen 4 or 5 inches below your eye level. Ideally, you should look down at the computer screen at about a 15-to-20 degree angle. This ensures that more of your eyeball is covered by your eyelid, keeping your eyes moisturized and healthy.


Position Reference Material Properly

If you're using any books or papers while working, you can strain your eyes if you don't position them properly. If they're too low, your eyes will have to refocus every time you glance at them, leading to eye fatigue. You can also strain your neck by moving it to look down too often. Reference materials should be located above the keyboard and below the computer's monitor.


Blink Often

We naturally blink about 20 times every minute, but when focusing on a screen this can drop by as much as half. This means your eyes are at much greater risk of drying out when working on the computer. Since your body won't blink as much naturally, you'll have to be conscious of this and force yourself to blink.


Take A Stroll

If your work requires you to constantly stare into computer for more than 2 or 3 hours, take a short stroll now and then. This keeps both your eyes and your health fit.