As the countries across the world continue to put a united front to battle the highly infectious Covid-19, there has been a massive shift in the work culture and the operation of the educational institutions globally. Classrooms have turned virtual as students and teachers have moved online in a bid to continue the education. However, the abrupt shift to screen-based learning for children is not exactly easy or students, who are trying to battle excess screen time. Here are some handy tips that will keep your eyes in good condition while you continue learning on screens in the pandemic.
MIND YOUR POSTURE
For starters, make sure that you do not hold the phone very close to your eyes as it may lead to unwanted strain and cause fatigue of eye muscles. When using a laptop or a desktop, ensure that the monitor is at the eye level and make use of books to prop it up.
KEEP THE DISTANCE
In order to reduce eye strain and fatigue, watch TV from a distance and even digital devices like smartphones and tablets should be kept at a minimum distance of 18 to 24 inches from the eyes. The brightness of the device should also be adjusted keeping the comfort of your eyes in mind.
It is not only important to take regular breaks as per the 20/20/20 method (take a break from the digital device for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away), it is also crucial that you blink regularly. Slowly open and close your eyes at least 10 times every 30 minutes to prevent itchy, dry eyes. Also, blink regularly whenever you are engrossed in watching anything on a gadget.