From the moment we wake up, we are exposed to electronics. You likely grab your smartphone to turn off your alarm or hit snooze, then check texts and email. This process continues throughout the entire day. A recent study said we check our phones almost ten times an hour. That’s a lot of screen time!
In addition, many of us look at a computer screen most of the day. Our eyes were not naturally designed to be looking at electronics or ‘blue light’ that comes from our devices as much as they do now in the digital age.
One important step in keeping your eye health is to make sure you see your eye doctor annually. Having the right prescription, making sure your eyes are healthy and not prone to any diseases, such as glaucoma or early blindness- is vital to the process.
Here are a few other ways you can take care of your eyes in the digital age:
Use Moisturizing Eye Drops
Talk to your doctor about how often and the right type of brand to use. It also goes without saying - don’t sleep with your contacts on!
Switch Glasses For Contacts
Be mindful of how often contacts are in your eyes. It might be great to use glasses at night and on the weekends when you can.
Turn Down The Brightness On All Of Your Devices
This will help reduce the amount of strain on your eyes.
Enlarge Your Text
No need to work hard to read or squint here - we promise you won’t regret this decision.
Reduce Glare On Your Computer And Phone
Make sure your computer is not tilted upwards and position your screen so you have minimum glare.
Try To Work Without Fluorescent Overhead Lighting
Dark or light lighting is best.
Take Regular Breaks
Not only is it a good idea to take regular physical breaks away from sitting in front of your computer or desk, it’s also so helpful for your eyes to refocus!
Set up a ‘no electronic’ hour or two in your house so the entire family gets a chance to regroup mentally and physically, as well as rest their eyes.
If you have recently noticed a decline in the quality of your eyesight, then schedule your next eye exam at Tri-County Eye Clinic. We offer a wide range of vision products and services in Biloxi, Mississippi and the surrounding area. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
Orange Grove Clinic
15122 Dedeaux Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
Call for Appointment (228) 832-1242
Optical Shop (228) 832-1359
431 Bertucci Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39531
Call for Appointment (228) 385-2020
Optical Shop (228) 388-9439
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