Keeping your eyes healthy during the isolation

As we temporarily adapt to the situation around us, we should keep in mind our mental and physical well-being. Long-term periods indoors can affect many different aspects of physical health — in particular, the health of our eyes.

Improving eye health during isolation is simple with practices like frequent screen breaks, utilizing different glasses, and adding certain healthy foods to your diet. Improving eye health during isolation is simple with practices like frequent screen breaks, utilizing different glasses, and adding certain healthy foods to your diet.

👉🏼 Take screen time breaks - Avoid the symptoms of digital eye strain by utilizing the 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 consecutive minutes you’re using a digital screen, look at an object around 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This allows the eye muscles to relax and refreshes your visual comfort.

👉🏼 Consider Blue-Light or Screen Safe glasses - True blue-light-blocking glasses don’t allow HEV light to pass through their lenses. This is the primary reason why experts recommend limiting screen time at night, and why wearing blue-light-blocking glasses before going to bed can have a positive effect on your sleep cycle.

👉🏼 Add Eye-Friendly Food to your diet: Foods with high levels of vitamin E, Foods high in other antioxidants, and Foods with high levels of omega-3s, EPA, and DHA in particular

Feelings of anxiety and uncertainty are very normal when confronting virus fears and staying at home, but this forced downtime also is an opportunity to focus on creating new, healthy habits — for your eyes and the rest of your body.

 

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