How To Protect Eyesight From Computer Screen
If you have worked for long periods of time on your computer, then chances are that you often feel like your eyes are burning or watering; additionally, you may suffer from frequent headaches and other eye irritations. With the advent of computer-based jobs and internet communication, a lot of the computer users are suffering from what is called the ‘Computer Vision Syndrome’. Computer users have often been advised by health experts to take regulated breaks from staring into the screen to avoid or minimize this problem.
ProtectYourVision is a site that will help computer users regulate the amount of time you spend staring at the computer; thereby, reducing the occurrence of Computer Vision Syndrome. The site provides the following two break timing options that make the computer screen black out at consistent time limits:
- 20-20-20 rule: This prompts a break for 20 seconds after every 20 minutes.
- 60-5 rule: This prompts a break of 5 minutes after every 60 minutes.
In both of these rule options the computer is prompted to blackout (after 20 or 60 minutes respectively). You can use the prompt and blackout the computer at that time, or delay it to another time. If you choose to take the break, the screen will blackout. Additionally, it provides eye exercises that can further help protect your eyes.