Technological advancements have resulted in the creation of sophisticated displays that we like gazing at. According to a new study published in A Life of Productivity, excessive screen usage decreases productivity by causing eye strain, headaches, and decreased focus. All of these symptoms are called “screen weariness.”
Here are a few methods to reduce screen fatigue without breaking a sweat or blowing your budget.
Consider hiding them
Hours spent watching television or working on your computer will result in eye fatigue. Your eyes, like any other part of your body, need rest. If your job responsibilities prevent you from taking a break at the workplace by walking outdoors or napping, shutting your eyes and covering them with your hands can significantly alleviate tiredness. The immediate calming feeling will help with reconditioning and refocusing your mind, resulting in increased productivity. Increase the relaxation factor by placing a wet piece of cloth over your closed eyelids before resuming work on your computer.
The Rule of 20-20-20
Have you ever heard of the renowned 20-20-20 rule? For every 20 minutes spent looking at your computer or television screen, turn away for 20 seconds and gaze at anything 20 feet away. This simple approach can help you maintain the freshness and concentration of your eyes.
Consider changing contrast and brightness
Blurred vision is a common symptom of screen tiredness. The screen is designed to produce radiation and light that impair the capacity of your eyes to see properly. By adjusting the brightness and contrast settings on your computer or television, you may help minimize the effect of light and radiation on your eyes. The screen should ideally not be so bright that it acts as a source of light in complete darkness. Additionally, it should not be too dark, since this will make your eyes work harder to see what is being shown.
Rearrange your seating position
According to an article published on Total Focus, your seating posture has a direct influence on the way screen light and radiation affect your eyes. When you begin to feel the strain, adjust your sitting position to shield your eyes from direct bright light and glare. The screen should be about 30 inches from your eyes and 15-20 degrees below eye level.
Finally, basic facial movements such as rolling your eyes in an anti-clockwise and clockwise manner may assist in relaxing the eye components and surrounding muscles, thus alleviating screen fatigue.