How many screens do you find yourself looking at on a daily basis? For how long?
A study posted in the NY Times states that most people spend up to 8 hours a day staring at screens (NYTimes.com)!
At first, I found this hard to believe, but after thinking about it I realized that my eyes are sometimes incredibly sore at the end of a day. This article by Kevin Allen of PR News Daily provides an infographic that describes some helpful ways that one can help reduce eye fatigue otherwise known as “computer vision syndrome” or CVS.
My favorite tips are as follows.
1. Take Breaks– Use the 20-20-20 Rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
2. Avoid CRT Screens– Low radiation from CRT screens can cause eye irritation. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screens (typically flat screens) are better for eyes than CRT (Cathode Ray-Tube) screens are.
3. Download an Eye-Care App– Eye Apps are capable of doing great things to help one monitor their eyes because they can signal the user when to take breaks as well as scan the users eyes to see if he/she is near or farsighted. They’re a great tool to have if one’s experiencing eye fatigue or if one wears contacts.
To find out more about Eye care, visit the above link to Kevin Allen’s post on the PR News Daily website.