When you’re working on your online business startup, you’ll often be in front of a computer screen. Then again, you can’t help it, since doing business online is the standard today. Whether you like it or not, you will have to spend time facing a screen.
However, this can be a problem, especially when you’re also facing a screen for nearly eight hours a day for your day job. Too much time glancing at a computer display can strain your eyes. Left unchecked, this can damage your vision in the long term.
Remember to take care of your eyes with these three simple techniques.
Look away from the screen every 20 minutes.
A major cause of eyestrain is when your eyes focus on only the monitor – and nothing else – for a really long time. To give your vision some rest, make it a habit to look away from the computer every 20 minutes. Glance at something farther – say 20 feet away – for about 20 seconds. Afterwards, you may get back to work on screen.
Cover windows to reduce glare.
Reflections of windows and walls can also hurt your eyes whilst working in front of a computer. They are distracting and would compete with the things your eyes want to focus on. To avoid this, shut the curtains or close the blinds. With less light reflecting off the glass of your monitor, you can eliminate glare.
Don’t forget to blink.
When you’re concentrating on a task in front of a screen, chances are you would neglect blinking. Later on, you’d probably notice your eyes feeling dry. Which is why you should not forget to blink – it rehydrates the eyes. Dry eyes can hurt, so blink away to keep them moist.
Your eyes are very important assets, so it’s always wise to take good care of them. These simple steps can be a big help already. Your eyes will stay healthier, and your vision will stay clear for longer.
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