In today’s tech-savvy world, most of us spend a significant amount of time using computers and digital devices. While these devices have undoubtedly enhanced our lives, they also bring the challenge of potential eye strain and discomfort. As your trusted opticians, we want to ensure you take good care of your precious eyes when using computers.


Here are some essential tips to maintain healthy vision:


  1. Follow the 20-20-20 Rule: Give your eyes regular breaks! For every 20 minutes spent looking at the computer screen, take a 20-second break and focus on something at least 20 feet away. This simple practice helps reduce eye strain and allows your eyes to relax.


  1. Ideal Lighting: Avoid glare and reflections on your screen by adjusting the lighting in your workspace. Keep the ambient lighting at a comfortable level and avoid placing the screen in front of bright windows.


  1. Blink Frequently: Staring at a computer screen can reduce blinking, leading to dry eyes and discomfort. Remember to blink consciously and regularly to keep your eyes moist and comfortable.


  1. Computer Glasses: Consider getting computer glasses with an special blue protect anti-reflective coating. These specialised lenses reduce glare and blue light exposure, making extended computer use less straining on your eyes.


  1. Maintain a Comfortable Workstation: Arrange your desk and chair in a way that promotes good posture. Use an ergonomic chair and keyboard to avoid unnecessary strain on your body and eyes.


  1. Regular Eye Examinations: Last but not least, make sure to schedule regular eye check-ups with your optician. They can assess your eye health and prescribe any necessary eyewear tailored to your specific needs.


Remember, your eyes are irreplaceable, and taking good care of them is essential for long-term vision health. If you ever experience persistent eye discomfort or changes in vision, do not hesitate to contact our optometry experts for personalised advice and support.

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