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10 Ways to Relieve Digital Eye Strain

10 Ways to Relieve Digital Eye Strain

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  • February 10, 2016

While we’d love to jump the gun (minor pun slightly intended) and dive right into recommending GUNNAR Optiks eyewear, our respect for The Vision Council and the Think About Your Eyes campaign is too high. Together, they are the leading experts on all things eye-care and over the years, our relationship with them both has been invaluable. So, let’s dive right in to what their medical experts recommend you do to help relieve Digital Eye Strain.

  1. Get a comprehensive eye exam. The very best way for you to prevent and treat computer vision issues is to regularly see an eye doctor.
  2. Use proper lighting. Surprisingly enough, most of us are in an environment while on our digital devices that is far too bright. Lighting should be ambient and about half as bright as a typical office.
  3. Minimize glare. Other than ensuring you’re using eyewear (such at GUNNAR Optiks) that have anti-reflective coatings, doctors recommend you minimize sources of glare in your home and office such as glossy painted walls and finished surfaces.
  4. Upgrade your display. If you’re still using a CRT style monitor, your eyes are being blasted with images that flicker and can trigger eye strain. Switching out to a flat-panel LCD will help a lot.
  5. Adjust your computer display settings. From adjusting brightness to text size, color temperature to OS settings, there are several tweaks you can make to ensure optimal settings to promote relief.

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  1. Blink more often. Studies have shown, as work and play on a digital device becomes more intense, all of us blink less frequently—one third less to be exact.
  2. Exercise your eyes. Basically, the 20-20-20 rule applies here. Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen for 20 seconds at something 20 feet away. Now if only the rest of our muscles were that easy to exercise!
  3. Take frequent breaks. Look, it’s pretty outside. Nature, the breeze . . . why miss out on the world around you? Get up, go for a walk, feed some ducks, do something that gets you up and away from your computer or digital device for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Modify your workstation. Ergonomics are important, and over the past several years, have become integral in health and wellness programs at most companies. The same should apply to your personal space at home.
  5. Consider computer eyewear. Well, this one’s a no-brainer! gunnars.asia

Seriously, though, there are some great tips in this article. We recommend you click the following link to read more about each step: www.allaboutvision.com

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