Digital devices like desktops, laptops, tablets & mobile phones emit light that include blue rays which are harmful to human eyes. Extensive research was done by scientists on harmful Blue rays to human eye especially in current digital age and digital lifestyle of people where people wake up and start life using digital devices until they go to sleep in the night.
Light Spectrum & Blue rays/ Blue light
In the visible light spectrum, Blue light waves have estimated wavelength between 380nm-500nm. Though among the shortest, they have highest energy wavelengths.
Harmful to human eye
Because Blue rays are shorter, these high energy visible wavelengths flicker more easily than longer, weaker wavelengths.
This kind of flickering creates a glare that can reduce visual contrast and affect sharpness and clarity.
This flickering and glaring may be one of the reasons for eyestrain, headaches, physical and mental fatigue caused by many hours sitting in front of a computer screen or other electronic device.
Human eyes' natural filters do not provide sufficient protection against blue light rays from the sun, digital devices and fluorescent-light tubes. Prolonged exposure to blue light may cause retinal damage and contribute to age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to loss of vision.
Tips to #protect your eyes from harmful Blue light / Blue rays
When outside try to avoid using your digital devices in the direct sunlight.
Reduce the amount of light competing with your screen. Dim indoor lighting.
From Digital device setting, adjust the brightness of your screen and also background colour to cool gray. Computer screens Glare reduction filters for are also available in digital device stores.
Digital device screens will collect dust and smudge during daily usage. Prior to start using these devices please ensure cleaning the dust and smudges that help reduce glare.
Adjust Your Screen
Hold/position digital screens directly in front of your faces, and slightly below eye level and maintain a safe distance from your eyes.
Font Size matters
To make reading more comfortable for your eyes, try increasing text font size.
More Blink helps
Staring at a digital screen long can affect the number of times one blinks, thus causing eyes to dry.
Yes, It is certainly worth reminding self and his colleagues in the vicinity to blink more often. Show social care for each other's eye health!
Give your eyes frequent short break times
20-20-20 Break time. Means every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something (preferable green trees or green arts) at 20 feet distance away.
Limit the Screen Time
Spending 2 consecutive hours looking at a digital screen can cause eyestrain, stress and eye fatigue. So limiting the time spent on a digital device is good for eye health.
If left unsupervised, passionate children can go on and on playing games on digital devices. Parents should supervise and limit screen time their children in addition to their own. Children naturally follow what their parents does. So set are permitted, and reduce the amount of their own screen time around the children to set a good example.
Wear Computer/Gaming Glasses
Last but not least, shield your eyes from direct exposure to digital devices screens. As usual consult your doctor if you want to know know more from medical perspective and advice.
Anti blue ray Computer/Gaming glasses help to reduce the effects of eyestrain by helping the eye adjust to intermediate-distance objects such as digital devices screens.
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