It’s no secret that sitting in front of a computer all day is no good for our health. The sedentary lifestyle leads to all kinds of health problems that we know about and likely some that we don’t.
One of the worst side effects of this kind of work is how it damages our eyesight. We’ve all had tired eyes or fatigue from looking at a screen all day. That is a sign that you could be damaging your eyesight. Luckily, there are ways to take care of our eyes with this kind of work from natural remedies to more medical ones.
In this article, I will go over the ways that we can take our eye health into our own hands and keep our vision from deteriorating.
Over the years, you will certainly notice that your vision is getting worse when you work in front of a computer screen all day. At some point, it’s almost a given that you are going to need glasses. But, you have to know what you actually need.
If you notice that reading is difficult you may be tempted to go to a pharmacy and pick up some reading glasses and be satisfied with that. However, you probably need progressive glasses. So you need a prescription for those and will have to be tested.
Having the right glasses with prescription lenses will keep your vision from getting worse as it is the ideal fit for your eyes.
There are other hacks you can do to keep your eyes from getting worse which we will go into. But, getting your eyes tested should be high on your list of priorities.
Keep your distance
Even with the right eyeglass prescription, you still have to be proactive with maintaining your vision so it doesn’t get worse. For instance, you need to make sure that you stay 20 to 28 inches from the screen.
If you are too close, the light from the screen can be too intense. Too far and you strain to see the type. When you keep it at that safe distance you will go very easy on your eyes.
One of the biggest threats to our eyesight comes from the glare from the monitor. The way the light radiates from the screen makes the eyes have to strain to see what’s on it and focus. One way to get rid of the glare is to stay close to natural light. If you have a window in your office then try to keep the monitor close to the window so you can have some natural light to offset the glare.
The type of light in your office also works against you with the glare. If the overhead lights are too bright, for instance, then this adds to the problem. Try to change the bulbs to ones that emit natural light which will be easier on the eyes.