Top tips to help reduce exhaustion & visual stress from long periods in front of a screen
-Are you feeling tired and exhausted after long periods of sitting front of the screen?
-Are you in back to back virtual meetings or lectures and constantly looking at the laptop?
-Are you experiencing headaches or blurred vision after spending time at the computer?
With so much time sitting at the computer screen it’s not surprising that so many of us are feeling exhausted, tired or experiencing symptoms of visual stress such as headaches, migraines, eye strain. The glare of a screen, the size of a text and spending a long time focusing on one screen all contribute to visual stress, fatigue and exhaustion.
There are lots of simple strategies to help reduce this stress and exhaustion. Why not give one of these a try and see what works for you?
- The 20-20-20 rule – take a break from the screen every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away and hold this stare for 20 seconds.
- Reduce glare & use colour filters – use technology to amend application settings to find a colour filter to tint the screen that is easier on your eye.
- Take a break – during breaks and at lunch, avoid using other screens such a mobile phones and TV.
- Zoom in on small text – if you find yourself squinting or straining your eyes, use the Zoom controls to zoom in and make the text bigger.
There are many more strategies too, if you need any support or want to know more, then get in touch. At BITTS we have a wealth of experience on using a variety of strategies and technologies to reduce the stresses associated with working or studying from home, so let us know if we can help you.