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How to reduce eye strain
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It’s hard treasure hunt john lescroart to avoid staring at screens these days. But treasure hunt john lescroart if you’re trying to reduce eye treasure hunt john lescroart strain treasure hunt john lescroart from all those TVs, treasure hunt john lescroart work PCs, gaming consoles, smart displays, and treasure hunt john lescroart more, there are a few things treasure hunt john lescroart you can treasure hunt john lescroart do to offset it.

Eye strain is treasure hunt john lescroart an incredibly common issue treasure hunt john lescroart in treasure hunt john lescroart a world treasure hunt john lescroart dominated by various screens. So many treasure hunt john lescroart of us type at a treasure hunt john lescroart screen all throughout treasure hunt john lescroart our work hours, treasure hunt john lescroart are pulled into treasure hunt john lescroart the various social media apps treasure hunt john lescroart of treasure hunt john lescroart the attention economy treasure hunt john lescroart in the treasure hunt john lescroart rest of our waking minutes, and treasure hunt john lescroart usually relax at home treasure hunt john lescroart with the treasure hunt john lescroart TV on before attempting to treasure hunt john lescroart switch ourselves off and rest.

We can’t remove those treasure hunt john lescroart sources entirely for treasure hunt john lescroart you – unless you really do treasure hunt john lescroart want to treasure hunt john lescroart go live off-grid in the woods, which treasure hunt john lescroart we fully encourage treasure hunt john lescroart if treasure hunt john lescroart you can do it – but that treasure hunt john lescroart doesn’t mean your eyes have to treasure hunt john lescroart suffer. Here’s treasure hunt john lescroart everything treasure hunt john lescroart you treasure hunt john lescroart can do to reduce eye treasure hunt john lescroart strain and help protect the long-term health of treasure hunt john lescroart your treasure hunt john lescroart delicate eyeballs.

Wait, what is eye strain?

Eye strain happens when your eyes have been treasure hunt john lescroart focusing too long – treasure hunt john lescroart like when your muscles ache treasure hunt john lescroart after a long treasure hunt john lescroart workout. With eye strain, treasure hunt john lescroart however, treasure hunt john lescroart you can end up doing treasure hunt john lescroart long-term damage by not treasure hunt john lescroart addressing it – all the more treasure hunt john lescroart likely when your tired, overworked eyes treasure hunt john lescroart start treasure hunt john lescroart to feel treasure hunt john lescroart like a given part of your treasure hunt john lescroart existence.

Eye strain treasure hunt john lescroart can treasure hunt john lescroart mean different treasure hunt john lescroart things treasure hunt john lescroart for different people: they treasure hunt john lescroart might feel treasure hunt john lescroart itchy, sore, or even like they’re treasure hunt john lescroart burning. They might be overly watery, or treasure hunt john lescroart very dry. You treasure hunt john lescroart might have difficulty focusing, a pounding treasure hunt john lescroart headache, treasure hunt john lescroart or even start to treasure hunt john lescroart see the treasure hunt john lescroart image in front of you blur.

Your retina treasure hunt john lescroart is a delicate thing, too, treasure hunt john lescroart and can be highly sensitive to the treasure hunt john lescroart kind treasure hunt john lescroart of blue-wavelength treasure hunt john lescroart light treasure hunt john lescroart used in most LED treasure hunt john lescroart screens. When blue light hits certain treasure hunt john lescroart proteins in the retina, treasure hunt john lescroart it treasure hunt john lescroart can treasure hunt john lescroart start harming (or killing) crucial treasure hunt john lescroart photoreceptor cells – which don’t treasure hunt john lescroart regenerate either (via Forbes).

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OK, how do I reduce eye strain?

We’re glad treasure hunt john lescroart you asked.

The UK’s NHS recommends pausing to look treasure hunt john lescroart away from your screen, remembering to treasure hunt john lescroart blink (do it!) and stretching your head treasure hunt john lescroart and neck treasure hunt john lescroart so you aren’t building up muscle tension in an uncomfortable treasure hunt john lescroart position.

Breaks are also important treasure hunt john lescroart – so whether it’s getting treasure hunt john lescroart up to do treasure hunt john lescroart a coffee run in the treasure hunt john lescroart office, or just heading treasure hunt john lescroart to treasure hunt john lescroart the kettle in treasure hunt john lescroart your treasure hunt john lescroart own treasure hunt john lescroart kitchen, definitely take whatever excuses treasure hunt john lescroart you can treasure hunt john lescroart to get up from your seat (and treasure hunt john lescroart navigate good ol’ three-dimensional space) treasure hunt john lescroart between tasks.

That’s to treasure hunt john lescroart assume you’re working, treasure hunt john lescroart though, and treasure hunt john lescroart part of the problem treasure hunt john lescroart may treasure hunt john lescroart be all the screen time you’re doing treasure hunt john lescroart when you’re not working.

Try not to head straight to treasure hunt john lescroart your phone treasure hunt john lescroart or television in your spare moments, as treasure hunt john lescroart you end up locking treasure hunt john lescroart your eyesight at a fixed treasure hunt john lescroart distance in treasure hunt john lescroart front of you all day, treasure hunt john lescroart every day. Ensuring treasure hunt john lescroart regular breaks for your leisure screen time too treasure hunt john lescroart is important. If you’re treasure hunt john lescroart sitting on your treasure hunt john lescroart PS4 or Xbox treasure hunt john lescroart One X, or treasure hunt john lescroart want to binge the treasure hunt john lescroart latest Netflix shows, treasure hunt john lescroart try to limit treasure hunt john lescroart to an hour treasure hunt john lescroart of play (or 1-2 episodes) at treasure hunt john lescroart a time.

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I love my screen time. What do I do?

For those without treasure hunt john lescroart the luxury of staying away from screens – treasure hunt john lescroart so many of us, in this treasure hunt john lescroart digital treasure hunt john lescroart economy treasure hunt john lescroart – there are a treasure hunt john lescroart few measures you can take to reduce treasure hunt john lescroart the impact treasure hunt john lescroart all that treasure hunt john lescroart screen time is having treasure hunt john lescroart on your treasure hunt john lescroart eyes.

First off, treasure hunt john lescroart download treasure hunt john lescroart f.lux – it’s treasure hunt john lescroart a desktop app that actually treasure hunt john lescroart controls treasure hunt john lescroart the level of blue light emitted treasure hunt john lescroart by your treasure hunt john lescroart screen, allowing it to treasure hunt john lescroart more accurately treasure hunt john lescroart imitate the brightness and wavelengths of sunlight, and stop all treasure hunt john lescroart that blue light messing treasure hunt john lescroart with treasure hunt john lescroart your body's melatonin production (you'll treasure hunt john lescroart sleep better). 

It’s not the real deal, but it’s better treasure hunt john lescroart than staring at your screen without it. treasure hunt john lescroart f.lux is available treasure hunt john lescroart on treasure hunt john lescroart desktop for Windows PCs, MacOS, and treasure hunt john lescroart Linux; there’s a treasure hunt john lescroart preview build on the Google treasure hunt john lescroart Play store for Android smartphone users, too, treasure hunt john lescroart though nothing on the treasure hunt john lescroart Apple App Store.

For treasure hunt john lescroart iPhone users, you treasure hunt john lescroart can use Apple’s Night Shift functionality instead, which also auto-adjusts your phone display treasure hunt john lescroart to output warmer treasure hunt john lescroart color wavelengths, in response treasure hunt john lescroart to treasure hunt john lescroart the time of day in your treasure hunt john lescroart region. treasure hunt john lescroart (You can find Night treasure hunt john lescroart Shift by heading treasure hunt john lescroart to Settings > treasure hunt john lescroart Display treasure hunt john lescroart & treasure hunt john lescroart Brightness treasure hunt john lescroart > Night Shift in your phone.)

I can't solve this by myself – help!

If treasure hunt john lescroart your eye treasure hunt john lescroart strain treasure hunt john lescroart feels more drastic than just a few too treasure hunt john lescroart many treasure hunt john lescroart episodes of a treasure hunt john lescroart TV show, it might be treasure hunt john lescroart worth booking an appointment treasure hunt john lescroart with an eye health professional. 

If treasure hunt john lescroart you treasure hunt john lescroart use a computer every day treasure hunt john lescroart as part of your job, UK employers are legally treasure hunt john lescroart required to fund an eye test under the Health treasure hunt john lescroart and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

Have treasure hunt john lescroart a word with your boss (if treasure hunt john lescroart you have one) and head to an optician treasure hunt john lescroart to get everything properly checked out.