With increasing usage of electronic screens and monitors, we need to take care of our sight to ensure optimum vision.
By Cheryl Chia
I definitely know one person who has been spending too much time staring at a computer screen. Yours truly.
And my eyes have been rebelling with constant tearing and jabs of pain from my dry lenses. After reading up on some helpful tips, I’ve since made an effort to adjust my computer screen and sitting position. And it has helped me tremedously. To avoid the same situation I faced, here are a few tips on how to keep those peepers fresh at work.
Take vision breaks
I know it’s tough to tear yourself away from the computer when you’re hard at work, but do your eyes a favour by looking out the window and look out into the distance for a relaxing few minutes. Your eyes will thank you.
Roll your eyes
I don’t mean at your boss! Rolling your eyes in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction helps stretch and tone eye muscles which can decrease eye stress.
Keep screen at a distance
Ensure that your computer screen is at least 40cm to 75cm away from your eyes. Too far away and you’ll squint to look at the screen. Too near and your eyes would start working harder to focus, causing more strain.
Use proper lighting
Prevent glare by reorienting your work-station. Try to position yourself in such a way where the glare from the windows do not irritate your eyes as the light bounces off your computer screen causing eye fatigue.
For those who wear contact lenses like me, rewetting drops are a godsend for dry eyes. Keep a travel-sized pack of solution and an extra contact lens casing in the office to easily switch to spectacles when needed.