How to limit eye fatigue from working at computers all day
Jason and I often find ourselves struggling with headaches as not only does our work require a lot of time in front of the computers, so do our hobbies. We often find ourselves sitting in dark rooms playing computer games late at night, and it can really put a lot of strain on your eyes. We found some ways to relive eye stress and fatigue, so we thought we’d share them with you!
Incorporate eye exercises!
When we find ourselves looking at our computer screens, we often tend to aggressively hold focus for long periods of time meaning we tend not to blink as much as we should. To our eyes, that’s exhausting and causes eyestrain. Try looking at something at least a few meters away every 10 to 20 minutes for at least 10 to 20 seconds. If you struggle to remember to do this, you can always set some periodic alarms in your phone to remind yourself to take a lap around the office, get a drink of water or something to give your eyes and body a break.
Limit unnecessary technology time!
Blue light is emitted from your computers; it is the shortest visible wavelength however is also more challenging on the eyes. If you find that your work is day in day out on the computer rushing home to here Netflix calling you can be another trap, switching from screen to screen although one seems a lot more relaxing, is still not relaxing on your eyes. And although Jason and I struggle with this a lot, screen time at night time is not only straining on your eyes but damaging to your sleep cycles. So if you want healthier eyes and a deeper sleep, try to spend some time with your family or reading a book before bed time.
Adjust your display!
Your display doesn’t need to be on full brightness, try finding a sweet spot where you can feel your eyes relaxing. If you find yourself squinting, try also increasing the text size on your computers for easy reading. There are also some computers and devices that offer certain modes for night time, these although are unnatural after not using them for so long. They really do provide some relief from using screens into the night.
Go outside often!
It’s really important to make sure you get outside into some daylight at least once a day. Take your lunch outside, or park further away and walk to work. Whatever it may be, find a reason and more ways to expose not only your eyes to the natural light outside but your body too.
Eat your vegges!
Carrots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Some vegetables, yes carrot’s included contain certain antioxidants that have the power to counteract the negative effects of eye fatigue and stress. But anyway carrots are not as good as everyone says, however they do provide a good source of Vitamin A which is essential for healthy vision. Other foods that reduce eye stress include egg yolks, yellow corn, orange peppers and squash.