Eye Care Tips for Computer and Phone Users

Here are the tips to avoid blurred vision, redness, strain and dried eyes while using PC or mobile phone.

The regular use of computer leads to several health problems related to eyes and vision. After working for a couple of hours using PC, you must have experienced blurred eyes, redness, strain and dried eyes. Same symptoms occur when you use smartphone. Sometimes, these symptoms are coupled with headaches. Generally, these symptoms are known as Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS which affects nearly 60-90% working people. So, you must take care of your eyes while doing your work thorough computer, Smartphone or any digital devices.

Keep an Arm’s Distance from Your Computer Screen:

Keep an arm’s length distance from your computer screen. To make sure you are sitting at right length from the screen, perform a high five test. If you can properly high five your computer screen, you are sitting too close.

Blink Regularly:

Staring at the screen without blinking your eyes can make your eyes dry and irritated. Aim to blink your eyes 10 times after 20 minutes to prevent dryness.

Try 20-20-20 Rule:

Try 20-20-20 rule to avoid eye problems—look away from the screen every 20 minutes and stare the distant at 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

Adjust Your Screen Lighting:

For a brighter room, increase the brightening setting of your device while lower settings are good for the dim room. Make sure the settings are comfortable to your eyes.

Wear Computer Glasses:

Computer glasses helps reduce glare and eye strain. They come with single vision lenses to give the comfortable vision at the computer. For maximum viewing comfort, you can use anti-glare or anti-reflective coating lens as they prevent the light reflection from the surfaces of your lens that is responsible for eye strain. You must get your vision checked from eye specialist before ordering computer glasses.

Set Your Monitor at a Right Position:

Make sure your screen remains 15 to 20 degrees (nearly 4 or 5 inches) below eye level.

About Ng Wei Khang

Ng Wei Khang, CEO at a Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Support, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT Support Services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, Cloud Solution Configuration, Network management and Data security & Theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.

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