My eyes feel tired after using a computer for a long time. What can I do?
If you spend most of your day on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, all this screen time can make your eyes feel tired and dry. There are some solutions to this.
√ Take frequent breaks from your computer screen
You can reduce computer eye strain by following the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away from the screen for at least 20 seconds. When you look away, focus on an object that is at least 20 feet away from you.
√ Use non-medicated eye drops when taking a break if needed
Non-medicated eye drops can help keep your eyes moist and focus properly. But it cannot be a substitute for the 20/20/20 rule and cannot be used very often.
√ Invest in computer glasses/blue light blocker
Computer glasses (blue-light blocking glasses) can help decrease blue light, especially when working on the computer all day. You can have a pair of that even if you don't wear prescription glasses.
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√ Do some office changes to reduce digital eye strain
Some office changes can help alleviate eye strain. Improve your office lighting when using the computer. Keep your monitor bright and reduce the glare on the digital screen. Use an optimal viewing distance which is 20-28 inches (50-70 cm).
√ Sleep well and eat healthier
After a long-time day of work, a good rest can help relax your brain and eyes. Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients are good for the eyes like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E.