Easy Eye Care Tips For People With Long Computer Hours

3 Specifically Designed Contact Lenses For Patients Aged 40 And Above

In today’s digital age, work demands us to sit in front of a computer or laptop for long hours. 1 This increased exposure to digital devices for hours at a stretch can adversely affect your eyes. According to studies, nearly 50% of computer users experience symptoms related to Digital Eye Strain (DES).1

While it isn’t possible to avoid digital exposure altogether in today’s tech-driven world, a smarter way for contact lens users having high digital exposure would be to start wearing contact lenses that help alleviate the symptoms of lens dryness. These types of contact lenses help maintain eye moisture and prevent dryness in the eyes.

Easy Eye Care Tips For People With Long Computer Hours

While working on your digital devices such as computers, for long hours, you stare at your digital screens all day and tend to blink less1, which leads to eye dryness and discomfort. If you need to work on your computer for long hours, you can follow these eye care tips to relieve eye strain:

1. Blink As Often As Possible

When you stay focused during work, it can be easy to forget blinking while looking at a digital screen. It may sound incredulous, but you must consciously try to blink more. Doing so helps increase the production of tears in your eyes, keeping your eyes and contact lenses moist and supple. 2Make a note to blink voluntarily as often as possible to keep your eyes in good health.

2. Adjust Your Seating Arrangement

When working with computers for long hours, you must make sure that you have a comfortable seating space. For example, while you are seated, you should be staring right at and above your computer if you look ahead. 3 Adjusting your seat and screen properly helps not just your eyes but also your body posture, including your neck and back, to stay in a comfortable position as you work all week.

3. Look Away From The Screen

For those with extended computer hours, follow the 20-20-20 rule 3 as it is easy to follow the exercise. To practice the 20-20-20 rule, you need to take a break every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away from your computer for 20 seconds to help alleviate eye strain.

4. Reduce Glare

Exposure to bright screens for prolonged periods causes eye strain and irritation.3 You must position your computer screen away from any outdoor lights such as sunlight coming in from the windows. Similarly, if your room is too dark, it can increase the amount of glare reflecting from your computer screen. Apart from reducing any outdoor glares, you can also adjust the display settings on your computer to softer hues for a better viewing experience.

5. Keep Yourself Well-Hydrated

Drinking water adequately can help maintain not just your eye health but also your overall well-being. 4 Make sure to drink at least three litres of water a day to keep your body and eyes well hydrated. A simple way to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day is to sip on water from time to time.

We hope these tips help you improve your eye health. Since you cannot avoid using or working on digital devices, you must follow safety measures and practice healthy habits to better your eyes.

Contact Lenses For People With Long Computer Hours

When you spend long hours working on your computer (with or without wearing contact lenses), you may experience dryness in your eyes due to a reduced rate of blinking. 5 Blinking is known to keep the front surface of the eyes moist, and when you blink less, your eyes may begin to feel strained and dry, causing blurry vision.

If you are accustomed to wearing contact lenses, or are new to it, or want to start wearing contact lenses, we recommend you consult with an optometrist regarding contact lenses designed to work for people with higher digital device usage. Not all types of contact lenses are designed to maintain the lens moisture, so you start wearing contact lenses that are specifically designed to be used during heavy digital device usage.

At Bausch+Lomb, we provide suitable, all-inclusive eye care solutions so that you never have to compromise with sub-par vision. We also offer specially developed contact lenses for DIgital generation, such as the Bausch+Lomb Ultra Contact Lenses that are designed with MoistureSeal technology, which retains up to 95% moisture to enable comfortable wear for up to 16 hours in a day*. Visit our website or connect with us to begin your journey towards healthier eyes today!



Sources:
[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6020759/
[2] https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/protecting-your-vision/computer-vision-syndrome
[3] https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/computer-usage
[4] https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/dry-eye
[5] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30663136/

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