Tips on How to Reduce Screen Fatigue
Advancement in technology has led to development of advanced screens that we love spending time staring at. According to a recent report whose results were published at A Life of Productivity, spending too much time on screens lowers productivity as it causes eye strain, headaches, and reduces concentration. All these effects are used to refer to screen fatigue.
Here are some tips on how to reduce screen fatigue without breaking a sweat or spending a fortune.
Consider Covering them Up
Watching the TV for hours or spending a lot of time working on your computer will result in eye fatigue. Just like any other part of your body, your eyes need rest. If your work obligations does not permit you to take a break at the office by going outside or taking a nap, closing your eyes and covering them with your palms will greatly help to reduce the fatigue. The instant soothing sensation will help recondition and refocus your mind thereby resulting in more productivity. Go an extra mile and place a damp piece of cloth over your closed eyes to experience an even more relaxing feeling before resuming working on your computer.
Ever heard of the famous 20-20-20 rule? According to this rule for every 20 minutes that you spend staring at your computer or TV screen, look away and stare at something that is 20 feet away from your location for 20 seconds. This simple strategy will help to enhance your eyes freshness and focus.
Consider Changing Brightness and Contrast
Blurred vision is one of the main signs of screen fatigue. The screen is engineered to emit radiations and light that affects your eyes ability to clearly see. Changing the brightness and contrast settings of the computer of TV will help lower the impact that the light and radiation has on your eyes. Ideally, the screen should not be too bright that it can act as a source of light in the darkness. Also, it should not be too dim as that would force your eyes to work extra hard to see what is displayed.
Shift your Sitting Position
As stated in an article posted at Total Focus, sitting position has a direct impact on the effect that the screen light and radiations have on your eyes. When you start straining, shift your siting angle to protect your eyes from the direct bright light and glares. The screen should be 30 inches away from your eyes and 15-20 degrees below your eye level.
Finally, simple facial exercises such as rolling your eyes in an anti-clockwise and clockwise direction will help relax the eye components and the surround muscles thereby reducing screen fatigue.