Technology has come a long way and these days. You can't get through the day without using some sort of tech device. Even children are using tech devices, beginning early in Kindergarten, or possibly even younger at home. All of this device usage can cause a problem for your eyes, as eye strain can worsen vision. To help keep your eyes--- and the eyes of your young child--- healthy, it's important to take proper care of your eyes. Read on for a few tips to help you care for your eyes in a tech-savvy world.
1. Take Breaks
As an adult, you can't avoid device usage, especially when you use it at your job. With children, you can limit how much time is spent on devices to help protect their vision and to get them to learn in other ways that technology cannot teach. Take breaks from your devices when you are able to. If you aren't able to take long breaks, just take a few minutes to walk away from your screen and give your eyes some time to rest. When you stare at a screen your eyes are straining to see, even if you don't feel it at the time. After some time looking at a screen, you may feel overly tired, or your eyes may burn. This is from eye strain. Look away and allow your eyes to blink and focus on something further away from you. Repeat this throughout your day.
2. Adjust Your Device
Make any necessary adjustments to your devices, such as holding your phone at eye level rather than looking down at it, which can put pressure on the back of the eyes. Also adjust the brightness level so you can see without squinting at the screen, and move the screen up or down, left and right to reduce the glare and to help you see it better. If you have to move your entire device, do so if it will help enable you to see the screen without glares and without hunching forward to see.
3. Wear Glasses
If you aren't able to see your screen properly, try wearing reading glasses to see if it helps. If you already wear glasses, be sure your prescription is up to date and that you wear them as you are supposed to. You can also have lenses that are made to reduce blue light that can be harmful to your eyes.
To help you care for your eyes in a world where technology is used daily, use the tips above. Get to the optometrist for regular eye exams and talk to an eye doctor about what other things you can do to keep your eyes healthy.Share
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