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How should I adjust my devices to prevent eyestrain?

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You can also make sure your devices are set for eye health. For example:

  • Raise the contrast on your screen.
  • Make text larger.
  • Change the brightness of the screen. It shouldn’t be lighter or darker than your surroundings.
  • Lower the color temperature of your screen. That means it will give off less blue light, which is linked to more eyestrain.
  • Raise the device’s refresh rate. That will cause less flickering of the screen.

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: “Computer Vision Syndrome.”

Malaysian Family Physician: “Understanding and Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Computers, Digital Devices and Eye Strain.”

Optometry in Practice: “Computer vision syndrome.”

AllAboutVision: “Computer Eye Strain: 10 Steps for Relief.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: “Computer Vision Syndrome.”

Malaysian Family Physician: “Understanding and Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Computers, Digital Devices and Eye Strain.”

Optometry in Practice: “Computer vision syndrome.”

AllAboutVision: “Computer Eye Strain: 10 Steps for Relief.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

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