During the coming weeks and months, we are all likely to experience an increase in the amount of time that we spend using a screen. Here are some tips to help you to manage this safely:
Take regular screen breaks.
Some suggest the 20-20-20 rule (every 20
minutes, direct your gaze toward something at least 20 feet away from you, and
do this for at least 20 seconds).
Reduce your screen brightness (your screen should not be to light or too dark but find the best balance for you).
Look at the settings on your individual device/s
as some have inbuilt modes for reducing glare, such as night time modes, or
5. Check your environment. Try
to work in a well-lit space but make sure there are no reflections on your
6. Keep the screen an arm's
Don’t forget to blink regularly! This sounds obvious but people tend to
stare at the screen intently, which can cause screen fatigue and dry eyes.
Invest in kit such as glare reducing glasses or a blue light blocking
screen protector where necessary.
Try to minimise screen time by avoiding non-essential screen related
activities where you can.