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Protecting & Improving Your Eyesight: Technology Is Coming Up Here!
Doing The Right Things
There are a few things you can do to help protect your eyesight and improve it if you’re sitting in front of a screen all day. If you must look at a screen all day, make sure you’re sitting at least 20 to 26 inches away from the screen and are looking slightly down at it. Adjust the screen so that the top is slightly further away from you than the bottom is. Make sure to take breaks every 20 minutes as well, for at least 30 seconds at a time and, even if you don’t leave your seat, make sure to focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away from you.
Sitting in front of a computer screen all day merits you taking these steps to protect your eyes in the long-term. This means making sure that your screen brightness is set to a reflective lighting scheme and finding the balance between brightness and contrast that is good for your eyes. Also, flat screen monitors are better for your eyes than old CRT screens since they emit less radiation that is harmful to your eyes.
There are also a few things you can do to help your eyes even if you don’t sit in front of a computer but are feeling like your eyes are not as healthy as they can be. Applying something warm to your eyes can help to lessen the stress on your eyes – applying a warm compress or simply rubbing your hands together to create heat and holding them over your eyes will do the trick. You can stretch the muscles of your eyes by rolling your eyes and massaging your temples. If you must, to relax your eyes take a mini-nap of 15 minutes or so – or at the very least sit with your eyes closed for a while.
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