The 20-20-20 Rule
Do not look at the computer screen at a stretch. Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a break and look at something that’s at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This helps in reducing eye strain and improves the eye’s ability to focus.
Keep the Area Well Lit
Whenever you are working on the computer, ensure that the area is well lit, and the computer screen is not brighter than the background light. Also, sit away from the window to minimize glare as it makes your eyes work harder, thus straining them.
Quite often, when you are engrossed in work, you forget to blink. The moisture on the surface of the eyes, which keeps your eyes lubricated, evaporates, making your eyes dry. This causes dry eyes syndrome. So, don’t forget to blink often.
Use Computer Eyewear
Get a customized computer glass from an eye care professional. Wear it while working on the computer. Follow this especially if you wear glasses or contact lenses. Nowadays, most of us wear contact lenses. And taking proper care of the lenses is crucial for eye health to avoid the risk of an eye infection. Here are a few tips to consider.