Being a full-time blogger means staring at a screen for many hours each day and this presents a unique kind of eye strain. Avoid risks to your eyes and even improve your eyesight by using these three tips:
- Stay Hydrated
Like many other ailments that plague the human body, a quick fix can often be found in water! In order to stay healthy and well-adjusted, eyes require lubricant in the form of tears and these tears can only be manufactured if your body has enough liquid in it to spare. Given the many benefits to be found in staying well-hydrated, bloggers are advised to use their precious eyes as an excuse to grab that extra glass of water.
- Treat Yourself to an Ideal Work Area
Working full-time in front of a computer means that you can theoretically work anywhere, especially in today’s age of ultra-mobile devices, but ensuring that you spend most of your screen time under ideal conditions for your eyes can help you to avoid eye strain and its affects.
Medical professionals recommend a safe distance of at least 24 inches between your eyes and your screen, minimizing risk to your vision and also allowing for a comfortable amount of “squirm room” as you get down to business. Lighting is very important as well and you should ensure that you’re working in a relatively dimly lit area given the existing light from your screen; utilizing curtains and drapes to reduce natural light and installing low-wattage bulbs is a simple way to achieve ideal lighting.
- Pace Yourself – Take a Break
A problem that plagues nearly all digital professionals is that natural tendency to avoid taking a break when you’re on a roll but studies show that giving your eyes a periodic rest not only benefits vision health but helps to keep you focused and alert for an extended period of work time as well. With that in mind, be sure to break up your work flow into manageable chunks, taking even a few minutes away at a time during busy times in order to rest not only your eyes, but your mind and body as well.
You’ll thank yourself for it, we guarantee!