Today’s society is powered by digital devices. Here are a few easy ways to help decrease digital eye strain from blue light exposure:
— When you’re staring at a screen, try to blink frequently. This helps moisturize your eyes and prevents dryness and irritation.
— Take short breaks from staring at your electronic devices. About every 20-30 minutes, get up, stretch, and walk around to give your eyes a chance to rest.
— Clean your screen often. Having a smudge-free, dust-free screen can help reduce the glare.
— Change the background colors on your devices from bright white to warmer colors. Many phones have “night-time” features, and you can set specific times of the day to turn on this feature.
— Avoid looking at bright screens for two hours before going to bed.
— Use dim, red lights at night. Red light is the least likely to shift your circadian rhythm and suppress melatonin, which affects sleep.
— Make sure your diet is full of healthy foods to promote healthy vision.
Block blue light with eyewear
Glasses that block blue light have been proven to protect your eyes from digital eye strain that so many Americans are suffering.
You can find the perfect pair of blue light glasses to fit your personality and lifestyle at Clarity Eyecare. We outfit all of our eyewear with Zeiss lenses, and you have the option to choose the type of coverage you need, including blue light lenses. Book an appointment with us today to learn more and get your pair!