Online learning can mean staring at screens all day long. Plus, it can lead longtime screen-gazers to experience dry eyes, double vision, blurred vision, and more. Other symptoms go beyond just your eyes—they include neck pain, shoulder pain, and mild to debilitating headaches.😵💫
To maintain your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy during and beyond this period of online learning, try these 9 simple tips 🌟:
1. Stick to the 20-20-20 rule
Dr. Jeff Anshel came up with the idea and tells us to: Take breaks from screen use every 20 minutes, focus on something 20 feet (6 meters) away & look at it for 20 seconds. 👩💻👨💻
*To add more of an incentive, consider tacking a poster of your favorite idol or Kpop superstar (yay, BTS) on a distant wall.😜
2. Minimize display glare
If you can, position your screen to prevent glare; for example, try to angle it away from the window. Or, if you have fluorescent lights above you, you may find that they’ve been causing overhead glare. Alternatively, an anti-glare screen/matte screen protector can help you banish glare to some distant land.
3. Adjust screen display
Ensure that your screen is in good contrast. For example, if your screen is too bright if the white background on it resembles a source of light itself, and is too dim if it looks greyish. Your eyes will experience more strain when the contrast between the text and the background is very jarring (dark text on light is a safe bet).
Relieve and move your eye muscles by Rolling your eyes, closing and cupping your eyes, like that “See-No-Evil Monkey”/Mizaru emoji and Blinking 😝
5. Healthify your diet
What you eat plays a starring role in the play, Me, My Eyes, and I. Indeed, I suggest infusing your diet with fish, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and, of course, water! Having such a diet arms you with the diverse nutrients you need to keep your eyes healthy.🥦🍗🍳🍒🍓
6. And, of course, sleep
What do I say here… One of the key ways that your eyes get the rest they deserve is when they’re, like, closed and relieved from light sources. So, get your 7-9 hours of sleep every night!😴
While you’re studying here, definitely make use of these (where necessary).