Protect Your Eyes From Daily Screen Time

As technology advances, the younger children are that own or use a smartphone, tablet, or computer on a daily basis. But kids and teens are not the only ones who stare at a screen for multiple hours of the day, adults do as well. Whether they like to admit it, most adults have a problem putting down their devises just as much as the kids do. But sometimes we can’t avoid our screen time. Thousands of adults work in front of a computer screen every day, which progresively destroys our eyes. We may not be aware of it, but long, extensive time looking at a screen can have damaging effects on a person’s eyes. Think about it, if you are working in front of a computer all day, go home and watch television for a couple of hours, and then get on your phone to check the daily updates on social media, your eyes are constantly viewing a screen all day, almost every day of the week. WebMD classifies the damages caused by screens, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).  Most people suffer from CVS and not even realize. They say it is any strain or discomfort in the eyes caused by a screen, and even between 50% and 90% of those who have computer jobs suffer from at least one symptom.

Although it is sometimes unavoidable, there are ways in which we can make slight adjustments to help prevent the harming of our eyes. These adjustments include:

  • Taking eye breaks: It is important to give your eyes a break and take them off the screen throughout the day. It does not have to be a long period of time, just any time helps!
  • Wearing Blue Light Glasses: Blue Light Glasses are designed to help protect your eyes. These glasses block the blue light being projected from your computer screen and provide UV coverage.
  • Limit your time on social media: Browsing social media can turn into a time consuming activity if you’re not careful. Try to give yourself a certain amount of time each day to help control it, your eyes will appreciate it!

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