Specsavers in Hertfordshire is encouraging people to think about their screen time and the effect it can have on eye health. Particularly as we come to the New Year, use the new start to make use of the below top tips.
Is your work station set up correctly?
Incorrect desk and chair height can cause eye strain too, says Hertfordshire opticians. The guidelines are: screen distance is to be approximately 20 to 24 inches from your eyes and the centre of the screen should be 10 to 15 degrees below your eye line.
One key and easy thing to do is to take regular breaks, says opticians from Specsavers in Hertfordshire. Try to take a break from the screen every 20 minutes and focus your eyes elsewhere to give them a rest.
Watch the light
Bright lights – be it a badly adjusted monitor to glare on the screen – can be incredibly damaging. Pull down a blind to avoid sunlight on the screen and try to avoid sitting under fluorescent lighting if possible. If you wear glasses, anti-refractive lenses also help to reduce eye strain.
Do you need a two-year sight test?
All Hertfordshire opticians recommend a sight test every two years. It is important to come and get your sight checked if you are struggling with screens as it could also be a sign of a more pressing issue. Specsavers stores offer a 3D scan of your eye using technology called OCT so that opticians can take a really in-depth picture of your eye and spot any small changes.
Have a think about when you had your last sight test and book in using the information below.