Whether you’re glued to your hand held device, watching the telly or reading the morning paper – all these activities involve using your eyes.

But have you ever considered the effects these things could have on your sight?

Specsavers Hoddesdon experts have some top tips on how to look after your eyes so you can still enjoy all your favourite things.

One-size does not fit all

Wearing your regular prescription glasses when reading from a handheld device is not always a good idea – instead, make sure you inform your optician about your reading habits as they may prescribe a different strength of lens.

Bright and alright

Make sure the room is well lit when you’re reading from a screen, a book or a newspaper. When sitting looking at a screen in the dark, your eyes are sure to suffer.

Keep it clean

Regularly cleaning the screen of your handheld device is a must. Wiping away dust and grime build up makes sure text on the screen can easily be read without unintentionally struggling to see it.

The bigger the better

E-readers will have the option of changing the font size, so make sure you select larger text if you find yourself squinting and straining to read a tiny font.

And most of all, remember to get regular eye tests to keep your eyes healthy!

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