Caring for Your Eyes in the Digital Age

In the age of technology, where digital screens of all sizes can be found wherever we go, it can take a huge toll on our eyes.

Here are a few tips to avoid straining your eyes, while having unhindered access to the screen.

  1. Get an App that will remind you in regular intervals to look away from your computer. I use Breaks for Eyes available for Mac users. It’s free for first three days, after which you can activate it for a one time payment. I’ve tried many, and this one tops it all. If you are a Windows user, you can shop around for similar tools.
  2. I also use an App for my mobile, it’s named EyeCare, which is quite good, with tips to exercise your eyes.
  3. Frequently splash some water on your eyes to keep them hydrated.
  4. Close your eyes for a few seconds, whenever you can. Even when not using a computer or mobile. This is because we are surrounded with LED lights, which can cause eye strain.
  5. For your computer, use the Night Mode. Especially, a few hours before bedtime. The blue light emitted from your mobile and computer hinders production of melatonin, a chemical essential for you to get sound sleep.

There you have it. Simple tips that can go a long way in taking care of your eyes.