How to Minimise Computer Eye Strain | Part One – Bright Lights
Computer Eye Strain is on the rise as our daily screen time increases. Lengthy periods in front of the computer, television, tablet or phone take their toll. Adam see’s patients every day with symptoms caused from sub-optimal screen time.
Understanding that for many of us, screen time is non-negotiable, Adam wanted to share with everyone what they can do to minimise the strain.
Watch Adam’s three-part series developed to help us all make small changes that can have a big impact on comfort and productivity.
Part One – Bright Lights
Hi everyone Adam from The Eye Place here, talking to you today about computer eye strain and what you can do all about it.
So, this being the first part in a three-part series, I’d like to talk to you about ways we can try to minimise computer eye strain, which results from staring at your digital device like a phone or a tablet or your computer screen for the prolonged length of time.
So, the part I like to talk to you today about is…
Brightness and lighting in your office or workspace.
Surrounding Light + Glare
You really want to try to minimise light coming in from windows or lighting above that causes glare. You also want to try and minimise the glare coming off your computer screen. So, angling your screen, playing around with the settings on your computer just to really maximise the comfort of your vision once looking at the computer screen.
And if you’re already wearing glasses, we always recommend doing an anti-reflective coating on the surfaces which just minimises the glare and the light reflecting off the front and the back surface of the lenses, overall making a much more comfortable experience when you’re at any computer or for any prolonged length of time.
So, if you can have the screen brightness match the surrounding brightness of the lighting level in your office or your workspace, that also adds to reducing the effects and impacts of computer eye strain.
Of course, it’s always good that you get your eyes checked regularly so every two years you should have a full eye test not on the checking of your vision and prescription, but also to examine your eye health to make sure that we’re picking up on anything early. Much better than trying to manage any conditions further down the track.