If you, like most of the rest of us, are using the main part of your hours awake in front of a digital screen, you should be aware of the consequences there may follow. We all know that digital devices have become an indispensable part of modern life, however, the blue light emitted from these digital devices have harmful consequences for your physical wellbeing. Luckily, there are several ways in which you can protect your eyes and brain from the damaging light emitted by digital screens. We are providing 5 effective tips to protect your eyes against digital screens.
#1 Follow the 30-20-10 rule.
The what rule? Yeah, we know. Probably not the most common rule, however, it is proven to be quite simple though efficient. Every 30. minute, you should look at something for 20 seconds, 10 meters away. This simple rule helps to take the strain off your eyes and force them to shift perception, which will help them relax.
#2 Keep a healthy distance to your screen
The healthy distance from your digital screen is about an arm’s length. Unfortunately, we are often getting too excited, ending up having the face right up the screen. This increases the overexposure to blue light which strains the eyes even further.
#3 Reduce screen time
In a time where we need to keep a constant digital presence, the daily screen time tends to accumulate a little too much. However, most of the screen time is spent browsing social media or reading unimportant news - perhaps our day would be just as good (if not even better) if we just cut down on the constant noise of shitty content. To reduce unnecessary screen time enhances both your cognitive capabilities, your focus, and even physical well-being by reducing exposure to blue light.
#4 Get an anti-blue light filter
We know that it is rarely possible to reduce 4 hours of daily screen time to 20 minutes on a couple of days. So if you want to reduce the exposure to blue light immediately, we can recommend investing in an Anti-Blue Light Screen Protector. With a filter against blue light, you can reduce the exposure to blue light up to 85%. This will both reduce the eye strain and keep the body’s natural melatonin production in place.
#5 Remember to blink
This may sound simple and stupid, but when starring into our digital screens all day, we actually tend to forget blinking. Blinking has the wonderful function of moistening the eyes and keeping them healthy. So remember to remind yourself that your blinks are important to ensure that your eyes are not getting even more strained and dry than the blue light is already causing.
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