Relieves eyes from long viewing times
Many people spend many hours a day in front of the screens, professionally and privately – seven hours and more are not uncommon. Mostly our eyes pay the price Therefore. A famous eye doctor gives six tips to Long time complaints on the screen to oppose.
Dr. Rishi P. Singh is an ophthalmologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio (USA). In a recent article, the expert explains what can be done about complaints caused by increased screen time.
Long time complaints on the screen
According to retinal specialist Singh, around nine out of ten people who regularly spend long periods in front of screens are familiar with associated disorders, such as
reduce eye fatigue
Of course, the simplest and most obvious option is to watch screens less. In many jobs, however, this is only possible to a very limited extent, especially from a professional point of view. ophthalmologist Dr. Singh has for those interested six tipswith which the Reduced eye strain even with prolonged viewing time can be.
1. Adjust the viewing angle of the screen.
According to Dr. Singh sometimes from that Shop where do you look at the screen from.
“You will feel much more comfortable if your eyes are slightly lowered while looking at the screen”, explains the ophthalmologist. It is best if the center of the screen, tablet or phone is 20 to 28 centimeters away from the eyes and four to five centimeters below eye level.
2. Prevent glare and low contrast
The letters on a screen are often not as clear as they are on a printed page. blending effects on the screen and one on low contrast between the letters and the background can make your eyes work harder and get tired faster. This is expressed, for example, by increased sensitivity to light.
“Position the screen so that it is not dazzled by lights or windows”, recommends the ophthalmologist. When sunlight filters through a monitor window, the blinds need to be pulled down. Desk lamps should also have low wattage.
3. Apply the 20-20-20 rule
The one so called by the expert Rule 20-20-20 can help reduce eye strain from screens. It should later every 20 minutes Screen Time a point to be targeted which is approximately 20 feet (six meters) away is and this point should be for watched for 20 seconds want.
“Give your eyes a chance to refocus”, according to Dr. to sing. Also, it should after two hours uninterrupted use of the screen 15 minute screen break be entered.
4. Blink often
On average, a person blinks 18 times per minute. However, when people look at the screens, the activity is over reduced by up to 75%.increasing the risk of dry eyes.
“To reduce this risk, remember to blink more often and refresh your eyes regularly with moisturizing eye drops.”, advises Dr. to sing. One Humidity around 40 percent in the rooms it also helps prevent dry eyes.
5. Rule out the underlying eye disease
Uncorrected vision problems contribute according to the ophthalmologist to the fact that the eyes are overloaded more quickly. Possible eye diseases that make you tire faster are, for example
- problems with concentration or coordination,
- age-related changes in the eye.
“An eye exam can help prevent neck, shoulder or back pain that occurs when you rotate your body to see the screen clearly.”Like this Dr. Singh. An ophthalmologist can find out if glasses are needed to work on the computer.
6. Avoid screens before bed
As mentioned above, it’s not always possible to take your eyes off the screen. But most of all before going to bed it should no longer be watched on a screen, as this can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep.
“Start by putting your phone away for 30 minutes before going to bed”, advises the ophthalmologist. This time it should be slowly extended to an hour. “When it comes to eye health, social media and email can wait”, underlines Dr. Singh concludes. (vb)
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Graduate Publisher (FH) Volker Blasek
This article contains general advice only and is not to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.