Looking at Computer Screen

At present, we live in a technology-based world. From top to bottom, most of your works are online-based. For this reason, willingly or unwillingly you are using your computer or Laptop all that time. Moreover, if you are a freelancer, it’s a must to use a computer most of the time of your day. 

Maybe at night you also use the computer for watching movies or any entertainment. Sometimes, your parents may forbid you not to sit in front of your computer all the time. Because it is harmful to your eyes as well as your health. But you don’t take it seriously. Are you still confused that looking at a computer screen damages our eyes? Let’s read this article. It will clear all your queries and give you solutions to rescue you from this.

Can Computer Screens Harm Our Eyes?

Though, there is no strong evidence that computer screens cause blindness. But, according to various researches, 50 to 60% of computer employees experience dry eyes and computer vision syndrome (CVS). As a result, it is a very worrying issue for those who spend a lot of time in front of screens. There are mainly two main issues. One is your eyes are too dried out, another is your eyes are too fatigued that you can’t see clearly.  Besides, you can face a lot of problems spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen.

What types of problems looking at your computer screen cause?

Continuous use of a computer can cause a lot of problems for your eyes as well as your health. If you couldn’t find out earlier, it can suffer you for a long time. Let’s know about them. 

Eye strain

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) to the eyes is a type of RSI (RSI). It is caused by a variety of factors, including poor working circumstances, insufficient eye rest, and others. Eye strain comes in a variety of forms. One is continual glare, and the other is a computer screen that is positioned incorrectly. 

There are some symptoms of digital eye strain, including-

1. Dray eye

When you use a computer or laptop for a long time, it makes an impact on your eyes. So it’s surely no wonder that enough screen time can have a negative influence on your eyesight and overall health. Eye strain and dry eyes have grown so widespread that researchers have coined the term “Computer Vision Syndrome” to describe it. It affects a large number of people all across the world, and chances are you have it.

2. Eye itching

The person blinks an average of 18 times each minute. The eyes are naturally refreshed as a result of this. However, researches show that when gazing at a computer or other digital device, people blink roughly half as often. It can cause eye itching. 

3. Blurry vision

Monitor diffuses blue light from the screen. When you work on your computer for a long time, sometimes your eyes start to blink for screen brightness. It may make your eyesight a bit blurry. 

With the mentioned eye disease you may also face some problems like double vision, eye fatigued eye tearing, eye discomfort, headaches, and so on.

Steps to Minimize Risk and Damage

Don’t be worried about it. By following some steps you can protect your eyes from the risks. 

1. Use low light in your room

When you are working on a laptop, your room’s light should not be brighter. It affects your eyes and can harm you easily. Make sure that you are using a lower voltage light in your room. It’s also eye soothing. If you ever noticed, you may see that in the office they always prefer less bright light for working on a laptop or computer.  So while you are working on the computer, try to use half of the brightness in your room than regular time.

2. Take Regular Break

Continuously looking at a computer screen can cause various problems. The blue light coming from the screen is not good for the eyes. At the same time, when you look at your computer screen for a long time, your eyes are tired and can’t keep the focus on that exact point. So, habituate yourself to take a regular break from a long time using the computer. If possible, go outside and walk, see natural beauty or do some other work which is not computer related. It helps to keep your eyes healthy. 

3. Reduce Blue Light

The computer screen constantly diffuses blue light. It has a short wavelength that is very harmful to your eyes. If possible, wear UV protective glasses. Besides, adjust your computer screen temperature. It’s very useful for long-term use. 

4. Regular Eye Check-up

Build a habit of checking your eyes regularly. It is really helpful. You can regularly get a result of how your eyes condition is. Based on this result, you can take proper eye treatment.

5. Use High-Resolution Screens

CRT screens, LEDs, LCDs are no longer required for the majority of people. Those were the old pc displays with low refresh rates,  which caused a visible flicker and made your eyes hurt. 

Nowadays, modern computers have high-resolution displays. They have a 75Hz or more refresh rate. We all know that the higher the refresh rate, the better for the eyes.  

6. Reduce Glare

The heightened dark color richness tends to decrease eye strain, an anti-glare monitor is appropriate for most remote tasks. While glossy panels without AR coating are considered to have better overall color vibrancy, an anti-glare screen more than composes for this by bringing out more color in bright lighting circumstances. 

7. Enlarge Text Fonts

Don’t use small fonts. It may look better. But you need more concentration to read the text with small fonts. It can be the cause of eye strain. Try to use large fonts.

This article is to make you concerned about the problem of looking at a computer screen that can cause eye damage. You can’t fully stop these problems, but by following those steps you can reduce eye damage. Hope this article will help you a lot.

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