Eye Strain and Fatigue: What you can do to Prevent it
If you find yourself suffering from eye strain or fatigue, there are a few things you can do to help prevent it.
One of the most important things you can do is to make sure you’re taking regular breaks from screens. Whether you’re working on a computer, phone, or tablet, it’s important to give your eyes a break every 20 minutes or so. Looking at a screen for too long can cause eye strain and fatigue.
Another thing you can do to prevent eye strain is to adjust the lighting in your environment. If you’re working in a dimly lit room, try turning on a lamp to brighten things up. Conversely, if you’re in a room that’s too bright, try reducing the amount of light coming in by closing the blinds or curtains.
Finally, if you wear contact lenses, make sure you’re taking care of them properly. Contact lenses can cause eye strain if they’re not cleaned and cared for properly. Be sure to follow the instructions from your doctor or optometrist to avoid any eye problems.
Additional tips to help with eye strain
A lunch break is just once a day, but your eyes need a break much more often. Just follow the 20-20-20 rule when working in front of a computer screen: every 20 minutes, focus on something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. It will help your eyes relax, easing strain and fatigue.
Another useful tip: add an anti-reflective coating to your lenses to help against eye strain and fatigue even more – plus your eyeglasses would look better too! The benefit of it is two-way. For you, more light is allowed to pass through the lens, minimizing reflections for clearer vision; at the same time, people looking at you actually see your eyes, and not the white reflections, so it makes your lenses cosmetically more appealing.
By following these simple tips, you can help prevent strain and fatigue.
Book an appointment with EYEPIC and our eye care professionals will be happy to help you achieve clear and comfortable vision!