Preventative eye care can work wonders. Here are a few examples of how you can improve your day-to-day wellbeing and get around eye strain. Just make sure you are professionally diagnosed first to ensure there’s no underlying problem causing your discomfort.
Use proper lighting
Your eye muscles require the least amount of effort to focus when lighting is balanced, edging bright rather than dim. The use of backlighting (i.e. using light behind your monitor) and general ambient light can take a bit of tension from those muscles, easing your strain.
The resting point of accommodation (RPA)
The RPA is the optimal distance between your eyes and your screen at work or home. Generally this is about 31 inches, but most of us are rarely as much as 2 feet away. By finding your most comfortable distance, your eyes will focus much more easily.
Try to sit by walls with a matte finish, and to surround yourself with soft, ambient light where possible. Sharper rays will reflect off the screen and contribute to eye strain.
Get regular eye exams
It is recommended that those who spend a substantial amount of time each day in front of a computer screen should make an extra effort to have their eyes tested. This ensures that your eye health is good, and the optometrist may be able to offer extra advice on reducing your strain.