Thursday, January 8, 2015

Save Your Eyes Tips from Forbes Living

Anyone who works on a computer all day will tell you it is no fun to look at any screen when are home from work. The glare from the monitor makes eyes sore. Eye strain makes eyes weary and teary. Forbes Living shares some tips to save your eyes.

Nearly 95 percent of Americans spend two or more hours each day using a personal digital device. That is almost one-third of adults. And some of us spend nine or more hours per day on tablets and smart phones. All of this time staring at smaller, brightly colored screens creates digital eye strain. Sixty-one percent of Americans also says they experience eye problems that include dryness, irritation and blurred vision.

Reduce eye strain with these suggestions from Forbes Living TV:
  • Sit farther away from the computer monitor
  • Invest in a pair of glasses with an anti-glare coating
  • Reduce the amount of time spent using personal digital devices at the end of the day and before bed
  • Try using the 20/20/20 rule. Take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at something at least 20 feet away

Encourage children of all ages to do the same. Be their example and set devices down and away from meal tables, bedside tables, and any family time. Your eyes are valuable and you will need them for the rest of your life. Spoil them today.

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