Five Hacks to Help Your Work-From-Home Space

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In today’s world, many of us spend long hours at work, staring at screens and putting a lot of strain on our eyes. This can cause a lot of discomfort and even long-term damage to our vision. At DeSouza Optometry, we care about your eye health and want to help you protect your vision while you work. In this blog post, we’ll share five hacks to help you care for your eyes and reduce eye strain at work.

Hack #1: Set up your workspace properly

One of the most important things you can do to protect your eyes at work is to set up your workspace properly. Ensure your computer screen is positioned at the right distance and height from your eyes. The top of your screen should be at or slightly below eye level, and the screen should be about an arm’s length away from your face. Also, position your desk and chair to avoid glare and reflections on your screen. This can help reduce eye strain and make your working experience more comfortable.

Hack #2: Take frequent breaks

Taking frequent breaks is important to reduce eye strain and fatigue. Follow the 20-20-20 rule - every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus on an object 20 feet away. This can help reduce eye strain and allow your eyes to rest. Taking regular breaks can also help improve your overall productivity and concentration.

Hack #3: Adjust your lighting

Make sure your workspace is well-lit but not too bright. Avoid placing your screen in front of windows or other bright light sources that can cause glare. If necessary, use a desk lamp to supplement your room lighting. This can help reduce eye strain and make your working environment more comfortable.

Hack #4: Blink frequently

When we stare at screens, we tend to blink less frequently, which can lead to dry eyes. Make a conscious effort to blink more often, or try using eye drops to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. Also, using a warm compress at the end of the day on our eyelids can provide relief and can help prepare our eyelids to take better care of the dry eye system.

Hack #5: Schedule regular eye exams

Even if you’re working from home, it’s still important to schedule regular eye exams with your eye doctor. They can help monitor your eye health and detect any changes or issues early on. In addition, they can equip you with glasses that can make your working experience more comfortable and productive.

How will it help a client?

By following these five hacks, you can reduce eye strain and fatigue and protect your vision while you work. Setting up your workspace properly, taking frequent breaks, adjusting your lighting, blinking frequently, and scheduling regular eye exams can all contribute to a more comfortable and productive working experience.

Your eyes are one of your most valuable assets, and taking care of them is important while you work. By following these five hacks, you can reduce eye strain and protect your vision. At DeSouza Optometry, we’re committed to helping you take care of your eyes and providing you with the best possible eye care services. Our services include a comprehensive eye exam, contact lens exams, contact lens examinations, management of ocular disease, red or pink eye management and treatment, myopia control treatment, dry eye management and treatment, foreign body removal and eyelash removal/ epilation, and visual field testing.

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