Don’t Let Your Electronic Gadgets Ruin Your Eyes

September 13, 2018

Is your dependence on technology causing eye damage? Are your kids addicted to games? Are you aware of the effects of mobile on your eyes?

Nowadays overexposure to digital technology such as phones, iPads, and other electronic gadgets is ruining the eyesight of young and old alike. Technological obsession like spending a prolonged period of time chatting, browsing, scrolling through the social media news feed or psychotic addiction to online games are a few examples, in which you are putting your eyes in danger with digital dependency.

Harmful effects of digital screens on Eyes:

  • The blue-violet light coming from your gadgets is akin to “Digital Heroin” leading to retinal damage.
  • You tend to blink less while using your phone, which irritates your eyes and causes them to get bloodshot.
  • Addiction to phone disrupts your sleep and indirectly causes eye damage.
  • Especially harmful for children addicted to technology.

Your eyes are the windows to the world. Taking utmost care of your eyes is essential as they are the most delicate and important organs of the body. But the rising menace of electronic gadgets in personal and office life is turning everyone into gadget addicts. Scientists and researchers are warning people about the harmful effects of excessive screen time with electronic gadgets. Children addicted to technology suffer from its harmful effects. It is high time to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle and learn how to protect your eyes from mobile/ laptop/ computers.

Pain In Eyes

Save your eyes from Digital Eye-Strain

1. DEACTIVATE MOBILE DATA/ SWITCH OFF WI-FI
Staying away from internet technology is the easiest way to save yourself from the overuse of phones/ laptops. You can also use other features like Airplane mode and even opt for switching between personal and office mode.

2.STOP USING PHONE AT BEDTIME
Keeping your phone away from your reach before you hit the bed is the best way to avoid wasting your precious time on your phone and utilizing it for a peaceful sleep. Research has revealed that displays that most devices suppress melatonin, which disrupts your body clock. Limit phone use during bedtime to reduce eye pain.

3.FOLLOW THE 20–20 RULE
Protect your eyes by taking a 20-second break from the screen (at the office or home) every 20 minutes and looking at something 20 feet away.

4.REDUCE OVERHEAD LIGHTING
Eliminate your phone’s screen glare by reducing the overhead lighting. Using the night mode can also make reading easier and relax your eye retina.

5.BE MINDFUL OF BODY POSTURE
Positioning yourself at arm’s distance away from the screen for proper viewing distance when at a computer. This will definitely reduce eye pain.

These simple eye protection tips will help you avoid exhaustion and save eyes from the harmful effects of technology. Limiting your gadget use is a small gamble in favor of the greater good for your eyes.
So keep your screens away and enjoy the beauty of life with healthy eyes!

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors