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The Right Way to Eye Care in the Digital Era!

By: | Date: July 14, 2022

Eyes are the windows to the soul they say. But, do we often pay attention to this absolutely delicate yet important part of ourselves? The answer, especially in today’s time, would be a big no. 

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes in the working pattern of the professionals around the world. With a shift towards work from home culture, the chain of infection has broken but it has certainly augmented screen time.

Right from working without a timeline to timeless scrolling of social media, the eyes are going through a lot and cases of dry eyes, itching, watery eyes, eye strain, eye ache have risen. 

Here are a few care tips for your eyes in this digital era. 

Keep your laptop at a distance

Ideally, the distance between laptop/desktop screen and your face should be 25 inches or an arm’s length. Ensure to follow it properly. The center of your monitor screen should be 10-12 degrees below eye level. Also, adjust the screen brightness in such a way that you can work on your system easily, without straining or focusing too much. 

Let natural light brighten up your room

Try to work or be for few hours in natural light instead of tube lights.  Natural light makes your eyes feel relaxed and healthy. 

Say no to longer screen time

We often spend hours at a stretch working and staring at the computer screen. This habit can have an irreparable impact on your eyes causing weak vision and eye strain. Hence, always take a break after 45 minutes and wash your eyes with water to relax them. This will distract you from sitting for too long and will reduce fatigue on your eyes.

Wear computer glasses

Try and wear computer glasses that are specifically made to use while working long hours in front of the screen. The protective eyewear helps in reducing the strain on your eyes.

Don’t forget to blink

We generally blink every 4 seconds, but this reduces drastically while working on digital devices. Make an effort to blink as often as you can, which will keep your eyes moisturized and avoid dry eyes.

Take the right nutrition 

More than often, we forget that taking the right nutrition for our eyes is essential to maintain good eye health. This includes consuming food rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Omega 3, and other vital nutrients. Taking eye care supplements that are equipped with Lutein, Zeaxanthin & Omega 3 also help greatly. After all, nutrition from within is the best solution. 

Go for the 20 20 20 rule 

Take a small break every 20 minutes and focus your eyesight on something that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This will help your eyes relax and focus on something other than your screen. 

Eye-related issues can stem from a variety of different things and there’s no question that nutritional deficiencies can cause eye problems in eye care

If your diet is missing the vital nutrients that you need daily then you might be recommended to take vitamin tablets.

In this digital era, where you have long working hours, and continuous exposure to screens Höhner Eye Care is here to help you bring balance and nutrition into your busy lifestyle so that your vision stays intact as you continue to hustle.

 

 

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