How to protect your eyes while using computers


Close your eyes for five minutes and try walking inside your own house without anyone’s assistance. You will end up opening your eyes because you doubt your own instincts. Also, people communicate by looking at the other person’s eyes. When eyes play an important role in every person’s life, it is vital to maintain them with a lot of care.

Today, computers have become an integral part of every office. Any person working in the field of IT or any other company for that matter is required to sit in front of a PC to do his job. Getting exposed to the brightness of the computer everyday is not good for your eyes. But, for this you cannot quit your job, can you?

So, here we are helping you with some tips to protect your eyes without affecting your daily work.

Take breaks

Avoid staring at your computer screen too much; it makes your eyes dry. Blink frequently and allow your eyes to remain moist. Rub your palms against each other to produce heat and place it on your eyes for 60 seconds. Repeat it at least thrice. Do this frequently to relax your eyes. Some people tend to play games on their computer during lunch breaks. Playing games is not wrong, but lunch break is the time you get to stay away from your computer. So, take breaks.

Eye level and glare

Adjust your computer screen to your eye level to avoid visual discomfort and headache. Also, don’t keep staring at your system continuously. Make sure you are not seated in front of a window or the tube lights. The glare from the windows makes you strain a lot to focus on your computer screen.

20-20-20 rule

20-20-20 rule allows you to take frequent breaks to adjust your vision. Every 20 minutes once, gaze at any object that is 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds. Many times, when we keep staring at any fluorescent colour and suddenly gaze around, we tend to see imaginary spots of the same colour in other places as well. This is the similar effect produced by computers. Follow 20-20-20 rule to avoid it.

Contrast and brightness

Contrast and brightness matters! Too much brightness can tear up your eyes while too much of contrast can create a blurry vision. Therefore, to balance the contrast it is advisable to use dark text against light backgrounds. As for brightness, reduce it to a comfortable level before your colleagues tease you for apparently crying.

Go green

Green is considered to be a cool colour because of its ability to calm and soothe its surrounding. Every now and then, peep out of your window and look at the greenery. If you do not have lawns or trees around your office, you can place your eye (one at a time) on your palm full of cold water to relax your eyes. If you have the authority to request and repaint the office; suggest green colour. It will not only benefit you, but your colleagues as well.

Put in honest efforts to take instant care of your eyes. Don’t wait until you get symptoms that you will end up regretting.

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