While technology has helped to make so many aspects of modern life much easier and more enjoyable, it’s also opened us up to problems that people living before out time never had to deal with in the same way. If used incorrectly, technology, especially through the use of backlit screens, can have some pretty harmful effects on parts of your body. So to help you to protect yourself when you’re using your phone, tablet, computer, and more, here are three tips for caring for your eyes when using technology.
Adjust Your Angles
When you’re eyes are focusing too hard for too long on almost anything, strain and discomfort can happen. But when the thing you’re looking at is relatively small and is shining a light into your eyes, that strain can happen more quickly. One thing you can do to relieve this strain, according to Nathan Bonilla-Warford, a contributor to Mashable.com, is to make sure you’re looking at your device from the proper angle. Regardless of what you’re looking at and what type of size or device you’re using, try to set it at an angle so that you’re looking just slightly downward at it. Move the center of the device so it’s about four to six inches below your eye level and about 24 to 28 inches away from your face. This will have your device situated at the proper place for reducing eye strain.