We stare at our computer screen and mobile phones at work from 9 to 6. Adding on to that, we continue scrolling through our social media when we are on public transport, and then when we reach home, we binge-watch our favourite dramas on NetFlix.
A quick calculation will tell you that we spend many hours staring at our screens throughout the day. With many of us still in telecommuting mode, and those of school-going age still having home-based learning, we are spending an excessive amount of time on our screens both for school, work, and play. Although that can’t be avoided in this digital age, that isn’t exactly great news for our tired eyes because it is causing a major problem called digital eye strain.
For the uninitiated, symptoms of digital eye strain include eye fatigue, dry eyes, red eyes, blurred vision, and even headaches and insomnia. It happens because when we focus on looking at digital screens, we tend to blink less, resulting in dry eyes. On top of that, you may also notice that we tend to hold our devices really close to our eyes, causing our eye muscles to feel tired trying to focus.
Read on to find out how we can reduce digital eye strain so that our precious eyes can stay healthy till we are well into old age.
1. Adjust your room lighting
Be it indoor lighting or sunlight that is coming in through the windows, try to avoid having bright light hitting directly at your screen as harsh lighting increases eye strain when you are using your devices. Install curtains and blinds, or replace your light bulbs if you can.
2. Be mindful of the distance
You may unconsciously shift your body towards your laptop, or bring your mobile device closer to your face. In case you didn’t know, the eyes have to work harder to see things that are nearer than far away (remember when your school teacher gave your eye breaks and asked you to look at things far away?). Keep your monitor about an arm’s length away at least. It may be difficult to position your mobile phones so far away, especially when you are out and about. Well, we try our best!
3. Take breaks
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Just as we were talking about eye breaks mid-lesson when we were school children, it is still important to let your eyes take breaks now too. Try to focus on an object that is far away and let your eyes relax.
Keep eyes moist
Consciously remember to blink when you are looking at the screens to keep your eyes moist. Alternatively, use eye drops to lubricate your eyes throughout the day to prevent dry eyes.
Take an eye supplement
Health supplements can improve our constitution and that said, eye supplements can help to relieve eye strain and keep our eyes healthy, just like how our moms used to tell us to eat our carrots for healthy eyes. Try Kinohimitsu EyeBright Powder, as it is a scientifically advanced eye care formula that comprised of a proprietary blend of antioxidants to protect eyes tissue and enhance overall vision.
Benefits of Kinohimitsu EyeBright Powder
– Relieves tired eyes and reverses dry eyes syndrome
– Keep eyes fresh and bright all day long
– Promotes focusing
– Combats free radicals and filter damaging blue light
– Improves the condition of eye problems
– lower the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration later on in life.
Take one sachet a day before breakfast. Mix it with water and take it like a yummy drink, or eat it directly from the sachet. I prefer eating it directly from the sachet since it tastes really nice and sweet, and is super convenient for time-strapped adults. This eye supplement is suitable for vegetarians, and both adults and children alike. It is especially good for those who have prolonged exposure to electronic devices, spend long hours reading or driving, wears contact lenses daily, and those who suffer from far or near-sightedness
Get 2 months’ supply of Kinohimitsu EyeBright (with a complimentary eye exam from W Optics) for $69.90 at Kinohimitsu official e-store.