Essential Tips To Keep Your Eyes Healthy While Working From Home
Posted on August 19, 2020 | Author and Reviewed by: James Valdwin A. Larioza, RPh
What are some tips to keep your eyes healthy while working from home?
- Take Breaks Within The Day
- Give Yourself The Proper Setup
- Wear Proper Eye Wear
- Consume More Carotenoids
With much of the country’s population advised to stay at home to keep safe from the current COVID-19 pandemic, you have probably also transitioned to a work from home set up too. And you’ve probably gotten more than your fair share of screen time. But this can harm your eyes more than you realize. Digital eye strain can lead to severe headaches, drier eyes, and even blurred vision in the long run. But all of these are easily unavoidable with little tweaks within your routine. Here are some essential tips to keep your eyes healthy:
Take Breaks Within The Day
Breaks are still needed while working from home. Make sure that you take regular breaks, even as short as 5 minutes, to prevent dry and tired eyes.
The 20-20-20 rule, designed by optometrist Jeffrey Anshel, is a secure method you could try. The rule states that you should take a 20-second break from looking at a screen every 20 minutes. During this given break, you should also be focusing on an object at least 20 feet away. This rule helps in promoting the relaxation of eye muscles and prevents eye strain.
Give Yourself The Proper Setup
Isa sa mga pinakamagandang tip para sa mabuting eye health habang nagtatrabaho sa bahay ay ang paggamit ng tamang kagamitan at set up. Habang ang pag trabaho sa iyong kama ay isang komportable na posisyon, hindi ito nagbibigay ng tamang kondisyon para sa iyong mata at likod. Ang pinakamainam na gawin ay maglagay ng isang mesa na may isang malaking screen na nakaposisyon sa eye level, na higit sa 40cm ang layo sa iyong katawan.
Ayusin mo rin ang brightness, contrast settings, at laki ng font upang mabasa mo ng maayos ang nasa screen nang hindi ka nahihirapan.
Wear Proper Eye Wear
If you have prescription glasses or contact lenses, make sure to wear them at all times, especially when you’re working. Not doing so will result in more eye strain, dry eyes, and can even worsen your visual condition.
Along the side, if you have eye concerns, it’s best to get an eye test. We know that the most important thing right now is to stay at home. However, overlooking your eye concerns will much likely lead to more negative effects in the long run. There are also plenty of online appointments you can book right now. Additionally, you may be surprised and glad to know that over-the-counter prescription glasses also exist! Just make sure to be ready with your exact and precise reading.
Consume More Carotenoids
Give your eyes that instant boost by providing them with the exact nutrients that they need. Consider consuming carotenoids! These act as antioxidants that help protect your eyes from the damaging effects of blue light and can lower your risk of macular degeneration later on.
Where can you find carotenoids? Good food examples of these are kale, spinach, mustard greens, and eggs. But if you’re too busy to whip up specific meals during the day, you can always consume a supplement along with your diet to help fill your body with carotenoids.
Lutein is a well-known carotenoid that has beneficial effects on eye health. It is also the most common supplement for eye health today. You can buy these at your nearest The Generic’s Pharmacy store!
While you are working from home, it is crucial to take care of your eye health. Overlooking this can cause eye strain, dryness, blurry vision, and other forms of discomfort. But don’t worry, you can use these essential tips to keep your eyes healthy to keep them at their best!