Because the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic is still quite complicated, working from home or studying online at home is an option applied by many companies, businesses and schools during this time. present.
Technological devices become effective assistants for your work and study for a long time, but exposure to blue light every day will harm your eyes, leading to pain, reducing eye pain. vision and many other serious consequences…
From elementary school children to university students, from office workers to shopping establishments, now all work online, so the exposure to electronic devices such as computers and phones is intense. High every day is inevitable.
Therefore, you need to take measures to take care of and protect your eyes and loved ones properly, limiting the bad effects on eye health.
* Consequences of not protecting eyes.
The eyes are known to be an important part of the body that holds the function of observation. If the eyes are not properly protected, it will cause serious consequences. Here are some serious consequences when eyes are not well protected.
* Protect your eyes when working .
This is the time when both day and night you need to sit at the computer continuously to solve work and study. You need to know that sitting at a computer continuously is not good for your eyes, especially blue light from electronic devices is very harmful to your eyes.
* Is blue light harmful?
All electronic device screens emit a type of light called blue light. This light makes the displayed image clearer and sharper. However, with a short wavelength, this light will be harmful to your eyes.
This light will pass through the lens of the eye and penetrate deep into the retinal ring, damaging the visual cells, which in the long run will lead to the weakening of the visual cells. Some manifestations of this problem include eye strain, red, dry eyes, fatigue, headaches, and inability to concentrate.
In low-light conditions, the eye must constantly adjust for blue light to penetrate the eye. For people with refractive errors, the more they use the computer, the more the refraction increases, the more harmful it is to the eyes.
* Protect your eyes when exposed to a lot of computer screens.
The application of technology to life and work makes you have to be in contact with computers and phones more, especially during the time of limited contact because of the epidemic. So we need to take measures to protect our eyes.
* Limit blue light impact on eyes.
You should use a high resolution screen, the new LCD liquid crystal screen will be better for your eyes instead of using the old screen. You need to regularly clean the computer screen to avoid dust and dirt and the screen will display more clearly.
* Keep a distance from the screen.
The distance from the eyes to the screen is recommended by experts from 50-60 cm. For smaller screens such as ipads or smartphones, this distance is usually about 30-40 cm.
When sitting right in a straight back position, elbows parallel to the ground.
Make sure to work in a well-lit condition, avoid direct light hitting the screen causing glare.
* Blink frequently to avoid eye strain.
Blinking helps keep the eyes moist, preventing dryness and discomfort in the eyes. Eye moisture evaporates faster when you’re not blinking and this can cause dry eyes.
The following little exercise will help you relieve uncomfortable dry eye symptoms: Every 20 minutes of work, you should blink 10 times by slowly closing your eyes as if you were sleeping. This will help keep your eyes well hydrated.
* Apply the 20:20:20 rule.
When working with computers at high intensity, leading to dry eyes, we need to blink more often to avoid dry eyes, or we can use artificial tears.
According to the US National Eye Institute, you should use the 20-20-20 rule, which means that every 20 minutes you work, you have to look at something 6 meters away for 20 seconds to make your eyes more comfortable. .
Every 1-2 hours of working in front of the computer, you should let your eyes relax for 5-10 minutes to prevent your eyes from getting tired.
* Supplement essential nutrients for eyes.
You should regularly eat foods containing vitamins A and B to promote eye health, help the optic nerve work properly and reduce eye diseases. In addition, should eat more foods with abundant Omega 3 such as salmon, tuna, mackerel will also be very good for the eyes.
In addition to food supplements, you should also take eye supplements to support healthy eyes and reduce the aging process of the eyes.
The above are the consequences when your eyes are not properly protected as well as small actions to help you protect your eyes when you have to study and work for a long time with electronic devices. Try to apply and see the difference, wish you always have a healthy bright eyes.