Help Your Eyes


Subhadra M., Staff Writer

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Distance Learning school year! Now that we have online classes, everyone’s spending a lot of time on their computers. People’s eyes are taking a lot of strain, so their eyes aren’t as healthy as they could be. There are a few ways to prevent this.

The first one is to take a little bit of time away from technology during your breaks. Instead, you can do a craft or read a book. You could play a quick game. Just don’t go straight from your phone to your computer. All of these alternatives are much better than going from screen to screen. Before doing your homework, you can always give your eyes some time to rest by just closing them for a while. Do anything you’d like, as long as it doesn’t involve blue light, and your eyes will be relieved of a lot of strain.

Another helpful thing is to follow these tips on reading online to help your eyes a bit more. When you have to squint or bring the passage that you’re reading closer to your face, that means that you’re straining your eyes. With a computer, there is an option to make your screen’s magnification larger. That will make things easier for your eyes when it comes to reading. You can also try lowering the brightness of your screen, which makes it a lot easier to read. A different option that is quickly gaining popularity is getting blue-light filter glasses. These glasses can be non-prescription; their purpose is filtering out unnecessary blue light. Blue-light filter glasses, along with lowering brightness, and making the magnification higher can help your eyes a lot.

Keeping our eyes well and safe is more important than ever during this quarantine, for everyone is using technology a lot more. By doing these things, your eyes will undoubtedly be healthier.