Looking at the phone screen of a smartphone for too long can lead to tired, itchy, dry eyes, blurred vision and headaches.
Since we steer at our phone screens on a daily basis as a result of work or social media engagement,its important we take protecting our eyes seriously.
Here are few ways to protect your eyes from mobile screen
1. Apply the 20/20/20 Rule.
The rule says that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
The rule helps you to give your eyes a break. This may reduce eye strain caused by looking at digital screens for too long. The longer you look away from your screen, though, the better!
Blinking helps to our eyes moist and reduces dryness. Blinking also helps to refocus your eyes. Do it often to avoid strain and dryness.
3. Adjust phone brightness
When phone screen is too bright or too dark it stresses the eyes and can cause more problems.Its best turn on automatic brightness settings in your phone to let it brightness according to environment.
4. Use dark mode.
Dark/night mode reduce strain on your eyes at night.Turn the feature on, and your phone adjust screen settings depending on the time of day.Dark mode is cool for the eyes.
5. Hold your phone far away
Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break. When your phone is held close to your face, it forces the eye to work harder than usual to focus on text and this is giving the eyes extra work.
Everyone needs a regular eye exam to know the current condition of their eyes. Visit your optometrist regularly to ensure your eyes are still healthy .