How to protect your eyes from mobiles and computers in 2023?

Eyes are organs of the visual system. They provide living organisms with vision, the ability to receive and process visual detail, as well as enabling several photo response functions that are independent of vision

Nowadays mobile and computers are an important part of our lives. We all use it every day. Because it is an important source for all humans. Through the mobile phone, more apps are used nowadays. While the use of mobile may affect so many eye problems. Too many strains while using mobile and computer. Because we are looking and spending too much time in front of the computer and mobile screen.

While we use the screen more times we may feel fatigued, dry, and itchy. Also, do not sit in front of a window with your computer. Because the reflection of light from outside will be harmful to your eyes. The light coming from the window is too bright and glares at the screen. 

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Tips to protect your eyes

• Reduce blue light and glare

Blue light may cause damage to the eye. It has a short wavelength so we reduce the color and temperature on your screen. While using a mobile or computer avoid use at blue light. In the room and also in the device. 

Glare on your computer screen may cause eye strain. To reduce the glare you need to wear glass that has anti-reflective coating lenses. The eye may be affected more and more by the use of computers and mobile phones. Such devices have a more reflection effect on the eye. It may cause some headaches and eye strain. 

• Keep it at a sensible distance

We should keep our distance from mobiles and computers from 16 to 18 inches away. Do not hold your devices too close. Also, reduce your phone brightness. While during the night adjust your screen brightness on your phone. Depending on the time of the day. Adjust your screen in settings. Additionally working on computers and phones you must reduce or set your brightness and screen size. 

Eye protection is protective gear for the eyes, and sometimes face, designed to reduce the risk of injury. Examples of risks requiring eye protection can include: impact from particles or debris, light or radiation, wind blast, heat, sea spray or impact from some type of ball or puck used in sports.

Eye protection are typically separated into categories based on the style of eye wear and the hazard they are designed to reduce. There categories include: Spectacles with side protection; Goggles; Welding helmet; Welding Hand Shields; Non-Rigid Helmets (hoods); Face shield; and Respirator Face pieces.

• Use anti-reflective screen protectors

Smartphones and computers are glossy. To avoid their reflection and glare. We need to use a screen protector. Such as normal powerless glass for eyes. Which contains an anti-reflective protector. Consult a doctor who may use it while doing work on a computer or phone. To protect your eyes from glare and sunshine we all must use an anti-reflective protector. 

Screen protectors are made of either plastics, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), or of laminated tempered glass, similar to the device’s original screen they are meant to protect. Plastic screen protectors cost less than glass and are thinner (around 0.1 mm (0.004 in) thick, compared to 0.3 to 0.5 mm (0.012 to 0.020 in) for glass)[2] and more flexible. At the same price, glass will resist scratches better than plastic, and feel more like the device’s screen, though higher priced plastic protectors may be better than the cheapest tempered glass models, since glass will shatter or crack with sufficient impact force.[2

• Give your eyes a break

Glaring on your computer screen may affect your eyes. Some rest and breaks are needed for our eyes. Take a break every 20 minutes to look away from your phone and computer. Also, do some exercise for your eye. While you are working in an office or at home, get some snacks and keep rolling your head and eyes. Move somewhere will reduce the strain and get some break.

  • Blink often to refresh your eyes. Many people blink less than usual when working at a computer, which can contribute to dry eyes. Blinking produces tears that moisten and refresh your eyes. Try to make it a habit to blink more often when looking at a monitor.
  • Take eye breaks. Throughout the day, give your eyes a break by looking away from your monitor. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
  • Adjust your monitor. Position your monitor directly in front of you about an arm’s length away so that the top of the screen is at or just below eye level. It also helps to have a chair you can adjust.
  • Use a document holder. If you need to refer to print material while you work on your computer, place it on a document holder. Some holders are designed to be placed between the keyboard and the monitor; others are placed to the side. Find one that works for you. The goal is to reduce how much your eyes need to readjust and how often you turn your neck and head.
  • Adjust your screen settings. Enlarge the type for easier reading. And adjust the contrast and brightness to a level that’s comfortable for you.

• Arrange your desk

While working on a computer you should arrange your desk properly. Document and screen are not far from your vision. Use your things and document side by side. So that we can move your head accordingly. Also, avoid bending your neck multiple times. Fix your computer with a stand. You should adjust how you are bending your neck to face the screen.


We use many types of electronic devices like mobile phones, computers, and television which leads to eye problems. To prevent eye strain we all need to protect our eyes from electronic devices. By working on a computer use computer eyeglasses to protect your eyes. From various colors, lighting uses an anti-reflective protector. Also, avoid glare and your display eyes from phone and computer. We need safety precautions while using phones and computers. Do not give too much to your kids.

Tips to save eyes from PC and Mobiles

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