The unfortunate reality is that while engaging in our normal life activities, especially when we are carrying out our office functions, we suffer eye strain. In particular, eye strain is suffered by those who spend loads of hours in front of their computers. But on taking a more practical analysis of the instigation of this eye strain, it is seen that it is not necessarily the computer that we are using that incites this eye strain. It is rather the lighting that we have in our work environments that is the major cause of this strain. Such strain extends past our offices even to our homes. Some of us complain about eye strain when carrying out usual home function like reading.
Now, undertaking duties that demand you eye to focus may prompt eye strain. The symptoms of this strain spreads across back pain, tired eyes, sore neck and a variety of other areas of the body. But the good news is that little corrections and precautions can remedy the whole situation and safeguard our lovely eyes from unnecessary strain. Let us look at some of these simple changes that bring significant relief to our eyes.
In our offices, we are regularly sitting at our desks staring at our computers screens. But the computer screen is not essentially destructive to your eyes. What matters more is the lighting of your work environment. Some of us work in offices that are inadequately lighted. Most of such offices are attributed to lighting from fluorescent tubes with other sparse lighting facilities. But fluorescent tubes and other fringe lighting devices don’t suffice. Using lamps would work better to alleviate eye strain chiefly for their more direct lighting impact. Moreover, an added advantage of these lamps is that you can control their intensity.
Aside from using additional lighting in the form of lamps in your office, it is also important to monitor the brightness of the monitor of your computer. It is more helpful if the light from the computer blends proportionately into your surrounding, most particularly the blue light emitted from your computer. Another thing to watch out for in your office is glare, principally when your desk is situated adjacent to a window. In such a situation, glare is going to constitute quite a nuisance. Closing the blinds could be an idea on the other hand, or you may protect your eyes from this glare with a specialized eyewear.
As we mentioned earlier, we can also experience eye strain in our homes. This is more common when we read with dim lights, or possibly carrying out home duties in dark spaces. This leads to magnified eye focusing, culminating into eye strain that can actually spill into headaches. The solution, yet again, traces back to your lighting. Desk lamps are very nice alternatives when you want to read or possibly reading lamps. Also when we are using our phones, we should moderate the screen light, mostly when using our devices late in the day. There are a number of apps for our phones or software that help control the light of your screen moderating it with the natural lighting around whatever environment in which you my find yourself.
Always remember the safest way to protect our eyes in the first place is not to make changes to our habits after the fact, but to be proactive in your overall eye health.