How to Avoid Digital Eye Strain While Working Behind Screens


Anyone working behind a computer screen all day has likely experienced the negative impacts of blue light. From migraine attacks to digital eye strain, prolonged exposure to computer and smartphone screens. All of these have been shown to cause stress and tension to the body, starting with the eyes. So what is the best way to prevent digital eye strain while working at a computer? 


According to experts, resting your eyes periodically can prevent straining them. Specifically, using the 20-20-20 rule throughout your day. That is looking away 20 feet for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. This rule was created by doctors as a tool to allow the eyes to relax, refocus, and prevent the side effects like eye strain and headaches that come with staring at screens for too long. Set a reminder for every 20 minutes while working to practice this rule and keep your eyes healthy and focused.


Another essential tip for working at the computer is to wear a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. BluTech Lenses are a great choice as they not only block blue light but also artificial and UV lights that we are exposed to daily. Artificial lights from screens and UV rays from the sun can decrease visual clarity and, with overexposure, lead to digital eye strain, migraine attacks, and fatigue. 


Wearing blue-light glasses and practicing the 20-20-20 rule every day, you are ensuring the best eye protection with only two simple steps. It is important to make time in your day for your health and well-being.  Keeping your eyes happy will improve your productivity, health, and overall mood because when we feel better, we live better. 



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