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Protecting Your Eyes From Prolonged Computer Use

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Protecting Your Eyes From Prolonged Computer Use

If you use a computer daily for work or school, you know how difficult it is to stare at the screen for long periods of time. Many know that it is important to take periodic breaks away from the computer screen to give their eyes a rest, but what you might not know is that frequent breaks are not the only way to protect your eyes when using a computer for an extended period.

If you stare at a bright computer screen for extended periods, it is essential to follow these tips to help protect your eyesight and prevent eye strain.

Adjust Your Screen Position

Looking up at your computer screen can lead to more eye strain and may even cause headaches. To prevent this, you should position your computer screen so that you can look downward at it.

Keep Eye Drops Handy

Staring at a computer screen can often make your eyes dry. If you notice that your eyes are getting dry, it is essential to keep them moist by blinking more often or using eye drops approved by your eye doctor when needed.

Control Screen Glare

When glare reflects off your computer screen, it can hurt your eyes while also making it difficult to see the screen. If your computer screen gets a lot of glare, try using an anti-glare screen protector over your screen.

Regular Eye Exams

One of the most important tips is to get your eyes examined annually. This will help you maintain your eye health and catch any issues early, so they can be treated before they become more serious. If you wear corrective lenses, be sure to talk to your eye doctor about what contacts they recommend for prolonged computer use.

Schedule Your Eye Exam Today! 

At Dittman Eyecare, we provide comprehensive eye exams that are focused on preventative eye care with proactive testing and treatments.  Contact Dittman Eyecare today to schedule an eye exam and learn more about how to protect your eyes when using a computer.

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