Many of us have now found ourselves unexpectedly working from home for the foreseeable future, or quite simply just spending a lot more time there. Without realising it you may be putting more strain on your eyes than you usually do, especially if at a computer all day. Here are some tips to help keep your eyes healthy and happy:
It may sound obvious but looking after your health generally is not just good for your overall wellbeing but can also contribute to your eye health. This isn’t always easy to do when you’re stuck inside, but even just taking regular breaks, walking around or doing some stretching can add up across the day. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat healthily.
There are lots of vitamins out there that are good for the eyes. These store cupboard staples, which can often easily be found tinned or packaged to last, are all packed full of good nutrients for vision:
With a new office environment to work in, there are some things you can do to make it that little bit more pleasant:
Working closely on a screen for long periods of time can really take its toll on your eyes. Try taking frequent breaks from looking at your screen: we recommend at least two to three minutes every half an hour.
Are you jumping between your laptop, phone and TV? We all need to do whatever it takes to get us through the day, but it can help your eyes to be mindful of how much of your day is spent looking at any kind of screen. This is especially true for children who may not realise the effect it can have.
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