Vision: 5 tips to take care of your mobile phone and computer screen

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The increasingly frequent use of electronic devices exposes our eyes to radiation which often affects the View and they can cause various problems, such as eye strain, blurred vision, irritation, red eyes, burning and itching.

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Also, spending so much time in front of screenthe eye tends not to blink too much and the tears do not provide the necessary moisture, which causes “dry eye syndrome”.

But the reality is that in most cases the use of mobile phones or computers becomes unavoidable, and there are various exercises that help reduce the possible consequences of spending a lot of time in front of a screen. Here we tell you 5 tips to take care of your mobile and computer vision.

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Vision: 5 tips to take care of your mobile phone and computer screen

To prevent the possible effects of spending hours in front of a computer or mobile screen, Dr. Omar López Mato, director of the Vision Institute and member of the Chamber of Ophthalmological Medicine (CAMEOF), gives these five tips:

1. Flash. Exposure to devices with a screen reduces flickering. Blinking more frequently will allow the eye to lubricate naturally.

2. 20-20-20 rule. Rest your eyes for 20 seconds every 20 minutes, either by simply looking at the horizon or by resting your eyes on an object that is 6 meters (20 feet) away.

3. Wear glasses. They must be those indicated by the specialist in order to be able to see well and minimize eye strain.

4. Air conditioning. Avoid dry environments with lots of air conditioning.

5. Correct position. Try to hold the screen below eye level to look down slightly, so that the eyelid covers the cornea.

The importance of prevention

In case of discomfort, it is also advisable to consult a professional. Early attention allows for quick treatment of dry eye syndrome and rules out others vision diseases. In this sense, López Mato emphasizes that in no case should self-medication be used.

“The drops have some preservatives such as benzalkonium chloride which can cause more dryness. That is why we recommend that a professional prescribes them to the patient. During preventive consultations, other problems such as hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia can also be detected , among other pathologies,” he adds.

Bad habits and visual health

The specialist also emphasizes the importance of having a healthy routine to reduce the risks of suffering visual deficiencies. In this sense it recommends:

  • Wear certified sunglasses
  • Use eye safety protection if you work, for example, with a power tool or any device that is dangerous to your eyes.
  • Periodically update your eyeglass or contact lens prescription.
  • To avoid the use of tobacco
  • Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages
  • Track your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Eat healthy foods, such as green leaves. Follow a healthy diet.

Source: Clarin

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