5 tips to protect your eyes from computer screen


Nowadays, we all know that most of the jobs involve some degree of computer usage, which means that everyone will have to spend a lot of time in front of computer screen to solve work. However, as a result, it will pose some serious problems ranging from physical fatigue, decrease in productivity as well as the increase eyes-related diseases such as red eyes or eye twitching. Therefore, it’s really importantly to know how to deal with it, and today, let’s figure out some measures to protect your eyes effectively.

  1. Sit far away enough from the screen:

An arm’s length far away from the screen is highly recommended for you if you have to use computer for a long time.


To exam whether your computer is positioned appropriate, let’s try the high-five test, for instance, if you cannot high-five your computer screen properly with a full arm extension, it means that you are sitting too close.

  1. Blink often:

Naturally, we blink about 20 times each minute, however when concentrating on a screen, this may drop by at about a half, which can put your eyes at much higher risk of drying out when working on the computer continuously a long time. If your body won’t blink as much as naturally, you are supposed to be conscious of this and force yourself to blink.

It’s a good idea to deliberately blink every five seconds. If you find distracting, let’s try taking breaks by looking away from the screen for 20 second every 20 minutes, which help you blink more naturally and remoisturize your eyes as well.


  1. Adjust your screen lighting properly

Eye strain is often caused by excessively bright light either from outdoor sunlight getting through windows or from interior lighting.

Your screen should be adjusted related to your environment. If you’re working in a bright room, you may increase your brightness settings to be slightly lighter. On the other hand, if the room is a little bit dim, lowering the settings is better. Your eyes usually tell you if your screen isn’t  in proper brightness because if they are strained, you need to adjust it into appropriate level.

  1. Minimize glare

Lights around you can reflect off your screen and strain directly your eyes. These following suggestions are certain ways that help you minimize glare and keep your eyes relaxing.

  • Keep computer screen clean enough
  • Use less powerful light bulbs
  • Avoid sitting with a window behind you.
  1. Take breaks regularly:

PhD. John from Michigan University has recommended that you had better take a 15-minute break for every about 2 hours starring at computer screen.

It’s time for you to blink or close your eyes and allow them completely to rest and relubricate. It is not only a good advice to protect your eyes, but your health in general as well due to the fact that sitting for long periods of time can pose negative effects on your back, posture or joints.

These above are 5 feasible ways that you can apply to have beautiful eyes to create good impression in everyone.



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