Loving My Pain Free Life
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Loving My Pain Free Life

My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.


Loving My Pain Free Life

9 Ways To Protect Your Eyes While Using Electronics

Claire Roberts

Tablets, smartphones, computers, and game consoles are fun to use, but they can be damaging to your eyes. You can experience headaches, dry eyes, itching, burning, and long-term vision problems. If you spend time staring at electronics throughout the day, here are some tips to protect your eyes. 

  1. Minimize the glare. A glare can intensify the glow from an electronic's screen and cause your eyes to strain. Using an anti-glare screen or a computer hood can help to reduce the glare. 
  2. Focus on blinking more. While staring at an electronic's screen, it is easy to forget to blink, which means more strain and an increased chance of experiencing dryness. Apply eye drops to your eyes before blinking if they feel dry.
  3. Clean your screens. When a screen is dirty, your eyes work harder to read the text or see images beyond the smears. 
  4. Watch your lighting. Too much lighting can maximize the glare on your screens. When using lamps, turn them down while looking at screens. At the same time, you need to ensure there is enough light in the room so that you can comfortably see the screens.
  5. Keep your distance. When you are too close to the screens, you are exposed more to the blue light emitting from the electronics. Avoid scooting closer to your computer screens and keep handheld electronics at an arm's length.
  6. Get computer glasses. Blue light from your computer screen can cause your eyes to feel fatigued. To reduce the impact of the light, you can ask your eye doctor for a prescription for special glasses designed to reduce the blue light effect.
  7. Turn up the brightness on your monitor. When the monitor is bright, the flicker rate is reduced. Constant flickering can cause headaches and eye strain. 
  8. Take a break. Throughout the day, taking time out to look away from electronic screens. Mini breaks of five minutes can help provide your eyes with the break they need. You should also take a small break whenever you start to feel the strain of staring at the screen.
  9. Adjust the text. Ensure that the text on your screen is large enough to comfortably see. This is especially important if you spend a lot of time reading from your screen.

Consult with an eye doctor, like one from Country Hills Eye Center, for other ways to protect your eyes while you are working with electronics. Small steps taken throughout the day can make a difference when it comes to protecting your eye health.