Work-related eye complications are not limited to those in construction or machinery industries. In the modern world, employees spend a great deal of time staring at their computer screens, making them more susceptible to eye problems. In today’s post, a trusted eye doctor at Alderwood Optical shares some of the best eye wellness practices for employees.
Follow the 20-20-20 Rule
For every 20 minutes of screen time, look at an object that is about 20 feet away for a full 20 seconds. Continuous exposure to blue light from a computer screen can put a strain on your eyes, but with this simple exercise, you can give your eyes a break and refresh your mind.
Adjust the Computer Screen
For better comfort, an eye doctor recommends placing your computer screen slightly below eye level and 20-26 inches away from your eyes. Make sure the screen is away from a direct source of light. You can also adjust the size of the text so that it is not too difficult to read.
When you are looking fixedly at a digital screen for extended periods, it can cause your eyes to dry out. To keep them properly lubricated, remember to regularly blink.
Schedule Annual Eye Exams
Pay a visit to your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year, whether or not you are experiencing symptoms such as blurry vision, dry eyes or headaches. With an annual eye examination, you can get a timely diagnosis and ward off any developing eye problems.
Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic is a full service eye-care specialty clinic serving Kirkland, Redmond and other surrounding cities in WA. Get in touch with an eye doctor today! Just give us a call at (425) 771-8472 (Lynnwood) or (425) 485-0430 (Bothell). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.