5 tips to help your eyes while working from home
As more and more of us work from home it's important to keep some healthy habits in order to maintain our eyes as best we can. Try some of the following tips to keep your eyes healthy:
1. Take regular breaks
Ever heard of the 20/20/20 rule? Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. When working on phones or laptops and generally looking at things close up it means our eye muscles are active and can get tired and even leads to headaches. The 20/20/20 rules helps to reduce these symptoms.
2. Avoid dry eyes
Our eyes can often become dry and sore if we are not producing enough tears. Central heating and air conditioning can make this worse so make sure you're work environment at home is suitable. Omega 3 supplements can help along with drinking plenty of water.
3. Exercise your eyes
Blinking is a simple exercise that we can do to help keep our eyes healthy. Blinking helps to lubricate your eye and removes dirt and dust.
4. Wear your glasses
As we get older eye ad vision problems can increase. Contrary to popular myths, wearing your glasses does not make your vision worse, it helps your eyes work more efficiently!
5. Get moving
It's easy to miss your daily step count when working from home, but keeping your body in overall good health is also important to protect your eyes. Being over weight can lead to diabetes and other health conditions that can effect your eyes, so get up and get moving!