There is a range of things you can be doing at home to preserve the health of your most important possession; eyes. Here are just some:
If possible, replace your normal screen with as large a screen as you can. This will mean you won’t have to be so close to the screen and will reduce the extent to which you’ll be squinting for extended periods of time, putting extra pressure on your ocular muscles.
No, we’re not talking about 20-20 vision but rather the good habit of looking away from your screen every 20 minutes, for 20 seconds, at anything that happens to be a minimum of 20 feet away. It’s worthwhile being seated near a window so that the thing you look at can be something natural and green.
When staring at screens, research suggests we blink 70% less often, which means the cornea is receiving 70% less lathering from natural tear-duct production; that which usually helps your eyes remain naturally hydrated and revivified.
Contact lens are perhaps going to protect you more from Covid-19 than glasses, due to your eyeballs being concealed more effectively from potential pollutants and invisible elements. However, remain scrupulous in your cleaning of them and never sleep with them in. During Covid, it’s best to stay safe and order lens online.
Natural light should be encouraged into your room, but not glare which can bounce off your screen and into your eyes. Vitamin D has been proven to affect eye health as well as other things, so get out and have a walk at least once per day. Consider public transport, if it is viable.
Drink as much water as you can. If you prefer to get this in a caffeinated form then so be it, but do drink, and drink often. It will help eye health and many other bodily functions.
- Eye drops
The right eye drops can help cleanse your contacts from protein deposits and impurities. These can even be produced from your tear ducts, so eye drops are helping you defeat even your own body’s harmful effect on your lenses.
With washed and cleansed hands, close your eyes and gently massage them in gentle, circular motions. Focus on the eyelid, then the eyebrow, then the temples, in order to get the blood flowing. It need not take more than a few minutes and could be done after lunch, to help you maintain your levels of productivity in that awkward sleepy after lunch hour