Protecting Your Eyes From Too Much Digital Screen Time

With the pandemic still here, we think it’s safe to say that you have been on your screen non-stop. This could be because you are trying to contact distant relatives on different streaming platforms, or you are bored and don’t know what to do, so you scroll through Instagram or Snapchat the whole day.

With COVID-19 affecting the way we interact and communicate with each other, this has drastically changed our perspective of doing things in person to doing things over Facetime, on Google Classroom, MS Teams, or Zoom. Especially with many students doing online learning rather than attending in-person school, you are most likely spending the whole school day looking at a white gazing screen, which could irritate your eyes and give you sharp headaches.

1. Keep a far distance from your screen. Your eyes actually work harder to see up close rather than when they are far away. So, typically, you might want to be sitting at least 25 inches from your device’s screen, and position it so the glare from the screen is facing downward.

2. Reduce glare. Many devices use a type of screen that has blue light reflected onto your eyes, this can take a strain on them and weaken their ability to be used.

3. Give your eyes a break. Remember the rule for every 20 minutes looking at your device, you should take a 20 minute break, it gives your eyes time to rest and can reduce the chances of getting headaches throughout the day.

4. Always remember to keep your eyes moist. If you are starting to feel that they are giving you a burning sensation, you might want to use an eye drop lubricant to keep your eyes from twitching/make you feel uncomfortable.

With the pandemic still here, it’s important that you are taking care of yourself mentally and physically. Make sure you are also providing comfort for yourself and your eyes. If you are looking for contact lenseseyeglasses, eye exams, and optometrists in Brampton, check out Blink Vision Care.