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Steps To Prevent Eye Strain

Steps To Prevent Eye Strain

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Like you probably learned in safety training, eyestrain is what happens when your eyes get tired from intense use, like when driving a car on a long trip, reading in low light, or staring hour after hour at a computer screen.

It’s probably easy to think of a situation where you’ve dealt with the effects of eyestrain.

The American Osteopathic Association reports that because more workers are spending more time in front of computer screens than ever before, the side effects from eyestrain – including blurred vision, headaches, dry eyes and frequent blinking – are increasingly common. Take this safety training advice and apply it to your workflow.

Take Breaks

Now, the best way to prevent eye strain is to decrease eye exertion, by making sure your eyes are only working as hard as they need to be.

Reduce Glare

Reducing glare from your computer or TV screen will also dramatically reduce the strain on your eyes.

Adjust Contrast and Color

Appropriate contrast can make the edges of shapes and objects more discernible, so the eyes don't have to focus as much. But too much contrast with the surrounding area will cause strain through your peripheral vision.

Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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