As office work becomes the norm and with computers a part of daily life, it can seem like every where you turn there are screens. In this day and age screens may be a normal part of life at school, work, and home. But that doesn’t mean you can exercise proper habits for good eye care for the whole family.
There are several simple ways to exercise proper eye care for adults and for children.
The easy ones are to keep proper lighting and reduce glare when possible. Other simple habits include taking breaks from screens and to blink more frequently when working at a computer. Blinking moistens your eyes and helps prevent dryness and irritation.
But some other (less obvious) tips include upgrading your screens and monitors.
Previous cathode ray tube monitors (CRT) are harder on your eyes than today’s LCD displays (liquid crystal display). Several LCD screens usually have an anti-reflective surface, whereas the older CRT displays caused a noticeable flicker of images. This flicker can lead to eye strain.
On your computer, phone, and tablet also adjust your settings to maximize eye comfort, such as brightness, text size and contrast.
And most importantly, its paramount to get a comprehensive eye exam with your family eye care provider in order to properly address any eye care issues.