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January 1, 2019

 

 

It is no surprise in the modern era of technology that corporates spend most of their day working on their laptops. As productive as this might seem to be for their professional lives, it has a disastrous effect on their eyes which are not conditioned to the glare from screens for long hours.

 

These problems can range from minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes to more serious issues such as physical fatigue, decreased efficiency and increased numbers of work errors.

 

Here are five eye care tips that can be easily implemented:

 

1.   Follow the 20-20-20 rule:

It is a very simple rule that can be followed by people who have to continuously look at their screen. Take 20 seconds to look at something 20 feet away and repeat this after every 20 minutes.

 

2.   Sit far enough from the screen:
There should be at least an arm’s length distance between you and the computer screen. After a full arm extension, if you can still touch the computer screen, you’re sitting too close.

 

3.   The computer screen should ideally be 4 or 5 inches below your eye level:
You should look down at the computer screen at about a 15 to 20-degree angle. This ensures that most of your eyeball is covered by your eyelid, keeping your eyes moisturized and healthy.

 

4.   Blink often:
We naturally blink about 20 times every minute, but when focusing on a screen this can drop by as much as half. This means your eyes are at much greater risk of drying out when working on the computer. Since your eyes won't blink as much naturally, you'll have to be conscious of this initially and gradually develop a habit.

 

5.   Adjust your screen lighting:
Your screen should be illuminated relative to your environment. If you're working in a brightly lit room, you can increase the brightness level; on the contrary, if the room is dim, lower the intensity.

 

One of CoKarya’s core values is to help every co-worker to the best of its abilities. This encompasses not just providing equipped, convenient workstations but also encouraging them to follow best practices that would help them not just professionally, but also personally.

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