Tips To Avoid Digital Eye Strain While Studying Online This Lockdown
Education in COVID times is a truly stressful endeavor. Having to sit in front of a screen all day long can not only strain your eyes but can also cause you to end up having a bad posture. Digital screens can almost always have a bad effect on your eyes, especially when you are exposed to it for long. To avoid damaging your eyes in the midst of staring into your screens for hours at a stretch, there are a few amazing tips you need to know, now that you are studying in lockdown.
First things first, having the right educational partner is extremely crucial when it comes to online learning. At Tutoratti, we believe that online coaching should be made extremely personalized and affordable since it is all set to be the next big thing in the country. Our personalized online sessions, effective learning material, and experienced educators, all contribute to an exceptional online coaching experience that you can be a part of. Coaching JEE, NEET, CET, 10th and 12 Boards students for years together, at in Maharashtra at Pune (Sinhagad Road, Kondhwa, Aundh, Camp, and Kothrud), Pimpri Chinchwad, Raigad-Panvel, and Navi Mumbai-Kharghar.
Once you’re set with your online coaching classes or even your school learning set-up, keep in mind these full-proof tips that can help you salvage your eyes and eyesight by reducing digital strain.
Invest in Blue Lens or Computer Glasses
You might have come across a few advertisements about Blue-cut lenses. But how do the Blue-cut lenses reduce the digital eye strain and protect your eyes? The Blue-cut lenses cut down the harmful UV and blue light emitting from the screen and allow only the useful light to pass. If you are already using prescription glasses, it is better to invest in Blue-cut lenses.
However, for those of you, who do not have power, investing in Blue-cut lenses will not be of much help. Instead, cutting down on screen time, looking far away for 20 seconds, blinking often, etc. will prove beneficial for the eyes. Besides, make sure you do not use the tech devices 2 hours before bedtime and even if you do, keep them on night mode.
Sit in a well-lit spot
While studying during the lockdown, choose a room that is as evenly lit as possible. In other words, there should be no spots that are more brightly lit than others. Natural light is ideal, but if you have to use artificial lighting, opt for incandescent light bulbs or full-spectrum fluorescent light bulbs.
A well-lit room in the morning as well as at night will help you carry on with your online coaching in India, without putting too much pressure on your eyes.
Keep The Brightness At Bay
Make sure that the computer monitor is positioned in a way that there is no reflection from surrounding lights or windows. The best way to do this is by placing light sources behind the back, not behind the computer screen. Your screen should neither be too bright that it causes glare nor should it be too dark that it causes digital eye strain. To adjust your screen, use a white paper. Now hold this white paper parallel to your screen in normal light. Your screen brightness should match the white paper and merge with the environment.
Follow The 20-20-20 Rule
Our eyes need to rest more often than you may think. Every 20 minutes, to be exact. The 20-20-20 rule involves focusing on an object 20 feet away, for 20 seconds, in 20-minute intervals. You can encourage children to do this by telling them to look out the window once they finish a chapter, or simply close their eyes for 20 seconds.
Make sure you don’t use your smartphones during this time as it may be a little break for your mind but definitely not for the eyes.
Keep on Blinking
This may sound silly or overly simple, but it’s essential to blink frequently to prevent dry eyes while looking at your computer. Be aware of your blinking as you go through your day of virtual teaching or e-learning. Don’t damage your eyes by staring mindlessly at your screen. Conscious blinking is extremely important as it helps to reduce digital eye strain. Just close your eyes for 2 seconds, open it, then close it for 2 seconds, squeeze, and so on.
Giving your eyes a chance to rest from staring at a screen is essential. You shouldn’t look at a digital device for hours on end. One good rule of thumb for teachers and students is to give yourself a significant break at least every two hours. If you’re on your screen for two consecutive hours, then take a 15-minute break in which you don’t look at any screen. This can be difficult if the school administration dictates your schedule of on-screen time, but do the best you can.
To have a truly fruitful online education course that helps you ace your boards and competitive exams, get in touch with us now!