We all know how seeing works- through light. It’s essential in our brains’ ability to receive the light waves and reflect an image before us. However, sometimes too much light can cause a problem. If the eyes are exposed to too much light for too long, the vision can be obstructed and eventually, permanently impaired.
Of course, some changes are just natural for age and not associated with any external factors. After age sixty, the function of our eyes changes inherently. These changes are not cause for alarm and can often be corrected with surgery or prescription glasses and contacts. If you are unsure whether your vision changes are normal or cause for alarm, just visit your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. This will clear up any confusion and calm your worries.
To ensure the safety of your eyes around computer light adhere to these eye care tips:
- Stay in check. Do yourself a favor and check in with your doctor for an eye exam once a year. It’s worth it to stay on top of your eye health and avoid vision loss or impairment down the road.
- Learn how to light. Sometimes, it’s too bright and sometimes, it isn’t bright enough. Monitor which light levels are comfortable for your eyes. If your computer screen must beam bright light, adjust the lighting around your to soften the exposure.
- Invest in your LCD screens. Update when you can afford it. A screen that is designed to be easy on your eyes will, in fact, be easier on your eyes. Most of us spend the majority of our days in front of a screen, so it’s important to make sure it isn’t a screen that harms us!
- Get rid of glare. When possible, reduce the glare on your screen from nearby windows, mirrors or other reflections. All of that light bouncing off the screen into your eyes can be so damaging. Consider wearing glasses to help deflect the reflection. Turn down brightness. Turn to find the angle that produces the least glare.
- Keep blinking. Get moisture in those eyeballs!
- Take breaks. Get up from the screen and rest your eyes. Look at something without a reflection or glare.
- Increase the size! Don’t get closer to the screen or squint because the font is too tiny. Ctrl + that web page! The computer can do just as much work as your can- take advantage of that.
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