TIPS FOR MAINTAINING EYE HEALTH AMID WORK FROM HOME

Long-term electronic device use can cause a range of eye problems including redness, dryness, itching, and redness.

Working from home increases your exposure to mobile phones and laptop screens. This is how an Ophthalmologist recommends you maintain your eye health.

These past few months have been quite unexpected. Words like "self-quarantine", "world pandemic", and even a slight cough can cause panic in citizens.

All citizens were told to stay indoors in order to avoid any direct interaction with authorities. With this assumption in mind, people are more attached to their laptops, TVs, and tablets than ever before. This obsession, if not treated, can have a negative impact on your emotional, physical, and vision health," stated Dr. Anup Rajadhyaksha who is an ophthalmologist and medical consultant for ENTOD International.

Using eye-healthy strategies, such as screen breaks, eye-healthy meals, and computer glasses, when you're at home can save your eyes from unnecessary pressure.

What are some ways to keep your eyes healthy at work?

Screen exposure during the lockdown has increased due to binge-watching of your favorite web shows and working remotely. The long-term use and irritation of electronic devices can cause a host of eye problems. These include dryness, itching, and redness as well as squinting, watering, and headaches.

These are some preventative steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy Your health is determined by what you eat: Ophthalmologists believe that healthy eating habits are the best way to maintain your eyesight. They recommend that you eat a healthy diet and not take vitamin pills.

How should your plate look if you want your eyes to stay healthy? It's basically the same as any other healthy, nutritious meal. Start with large spinach or Kale salad, with colorful vegetables on top. Dr. Rajadhyaksha stated that the nutrients lutein, zeaxanthin, and green leafy vegetables can help to reduce the incidence of eye disease.

The National Institutes of Medicine claims that vitamin A, which is found in bright yellow and orange vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes can improve eye health. Vitamin C and other antioxidants are found in fruits like mangoes, grapes, and bananas. This helps to prevent eye diseases. Omega 3s are great for tear formation and dry eyes. Salmon or other cold-water fish should also be considered.

Regular breaks are important to avoid wasting time on the computer. Massage your eyes every two hours or wash your face. Do not rub your eyes with your fingers. Indianexpress.com's Navdeep Singh told us to blink often if our eyes become dry.

Make the most of your screen time by learning a new exercise routine or learning a new skill. This will allow you to be more focused on other things than your computer.

Good quality glasses should block blue light. Blue light emitted from screens can cause damage to the eyes, particularly if it is prolonged. As a way to reduce the effects of digital pressure on the eyes, computer glasses (also known as blue-light blocking glasses) have been more popular.

These glasses block high-energy visible (HEV), light that is released by most optical screens. The lenses of blue-light-blocking glasses are usually tinted in a mild yellow shade. This neutralizes blue light, reduces eye strain, and prevents possible damage. As if that wasn't enough reason to buy a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses, they are crucial when you use your tablet late at night or before bed. Because of the blue light that your laptop emits at night, falling asleep will be more difficult. It is also a bad idea to work in dark spaces or under a fluorescent light. Although it should not affect vision, reading and operating in dim light can cause eye strain.

Spend time with family members and pets: Finally, connect with your family members, including your siblings, parents, and pet. Spending time together would make you feel at ease and allow you to get away from your computer. Indoor games can keep you busy.

This article is intended for information only and should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. For any questions regarding your medical condition or health, consult your doctor.