No More Eye Strain Sept. 29, 2017

No More Eye Strain

We are living in an era in which technology is at our fingertips. We spend more time on our phones and tablets and staring at the computer screen for school, work or leisure than ever before.

As the student of a virtual school, it is unavoidable that you will be staring at the computer screen for long periods of time.  Your eyes are tired and eye strains and fatigue are not conducive to learning. We want our students to be aware of the potential for eye strain and have a few tips in their back pockets for how to prevent it.

  1. One of the best trips to prevent digital eye strain is the 20/20/20 rule. For every 20 minutes of doing schoolwork on the computer, students should take a 20 second break from starting at the computer screen by focus an object 20 feet away.
  1. Close your eyes for few seconds. It will give your eyes a much needed chance to rest and will rewet them. Afterward move your eyes to your right end and then slowly move it to the center and then to the left. Look all the way up. And look all the way down. These simple eye exercises will relax your eye muscles.
  1. Make sure your desk or table has good lighting (direct sunlight and fluorescent overhead lights can be harsh) and sit at a proper distance from the computer screen. Finding the proper balance between the brightness of the computer and the room you’re in is key!