People spend more time than ever glued to their computer screens. They conduct business, play video games, and socialize over their Internet service. All of that time spent using electronics can take a heavy toll on a user’s eyes. Here are the five best ways to reduce eye strain while using computers:
1 – Take Breaks
The longer somebody sits in front of a computer, the more fatigued their eyes become. The easiest remedy to this problem is to simply take breaks once in a while. Workers who sit in front of their computers all day should take a 3 to 5 minute break every hour. With CLEAR Internet, workers can use other types of mobile devices to access the Internet, which can give them a break from staring at their workstation monitors.
Standing up, stretching, and moving around will reduce pain, and these short breaks will help employees work much more efficiently. Some Internet service providers allow customers to use their devices in a variety of locations, so an employee can still read reports on a tablet over lunch or check e-mail on a smartphone without sitting at a desk.
2 – Tweak the Display Settings
The backlight in computer monitors can overwhelm workers’ eyes. Over long hours, their eyes will begin to tire as if they’ve spent an afternoon outdoors on a sunny day. Workers can reduce eye strain from backlights by tweaking their display settings. Turn the monitor brightness down until it matches the room’s ambient lighting.
3 – Upgrade to a Larger Monitor
The size and type of monitor workers use can also cause eye strain. Larger monitors allow workers to read text and look at details more easily. Additionally, many workers find newer LED monitors more comfortable to look at. Older LCD models use fluorescent backlights, which bother some people.
4 – Change the Room Lighting
Don’t work in bright environments. With 4G Internet service, workers can comfortably work from any room in their homes. Additionally, new LED light bulbs can eliminate the flickering caused by some CFL bulbs while emitting warmer light colors.
5 – Avoid Glare
Clear 4g allows users to connect to the Internet with any Wi-Fi enabled device, so workers can access their wireless Internet devices away from windows and other sources of bright light. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can permanently damage eyesight.