Covid, confinement, teleworking: how to maintain good visual health
Following the reconfinement and government requests, many are working from their living room or bedroom. This is how eyes are riveted on the various producers of blue light : telephone screen, computer, television... Staring at these screens all day can be harmful to our physical and mental health and to our eyes, essential organs of our body. our balance.
This is why it is essential to take care of your eyes in order to relieve the ocular stress and visual fatigue caused.
here are some simple tips to keep your eyes in top shape!
Don't clutter your eyes
This period of telework, even appreciated, is delicate for your eyeballs . By spending more time indoors and in front of screens, away from natural light, your eyes are under pressure. Digital visual fatigue appears, it is directly linked to the time spent in front of screens and blue light. Its symptoms are certainly not serious but they can be very annoying or even painful: headaches, blurred vision, itchy eyes...
A simple way to prevent them is the 20-20-20 rule : look 20 meters away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes! Rule valid for everyone from 4 to 99 years old with or without sight problems.
Wear blue light blocking glasses
Anti-blue light glasses or computer glasses are a simple and effective way to reduce the effects of digital eye strain.
Thanks to a filter, blue light blocking glasses block high energy visible blue light (HEV) . This is powered by digital screens. These glasses reduce visual discomfort and possible damage to the eyes.
Good to know : by blocking blue light, these computer glasses help you sleep better! Indeed, the brain interprets the brightness of screens as that of the sun...
Take care of your eyes while shopping
Even if outings are not authorized, we can still do our shopping. We must take advantage of this to choose good foods for our general state of health but also for our visual health.
In your basket, don't forget the carrots rich in vitamin A and at the top of the healthy foods for the eyes. More carrots? Opt for butternut squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes or spinach which are also super foods for vision.
To properly absorb vitamin A, zinc is necessary, and even more so during this period because it strengthens the immune system. You will find it in meat, nuts, beans or lentils.
Also don't neglect
- antioxidants : present in blueberries, artichokes or cocoa.
- omega-3s : you will find them in oily fish, salmon, herring, mackerel, cod liver oil or flaxseed oil.
- vitamin E : present in nuts, almonds, whole grains or spinach.
Stay fit for the future
Being alone all day at home generates a lot of frustration but it is an effective way to fight against contagion.
This is why it is important to take advantage of this isolation by taking care of yourself and your health for a more serene future. Every day realize that your eyes are fragile and very important organs for our general balance. Make new habits that you will stick with later. For example, why not do eye yoga in addition to your daily sport!