How to take care of your eyes?
Our eyes are amazing tools that allow us to discover and understand our world with colors and movement. However, we tend to take them for granted.
We are constantly using digital devices in our daily lives; that’s why – now more than ever – it is very important to take good care of our eyes.
Maintaining good eye health should be an important part of our daily routine, both for adults and children. Aside from the typical symptoms of Digital Eye Strain caused by overexposure to artificial blue light, poor eye care can also lead to other symptoms such as double vision or the eyes not working correctly in unison anymore.
Below are 9 great tips to take care of your eyes:
- Follow these tips to set up an ergonomic workplace and to sit properly at a desk.
- Make sure we blink while staring at our screens  (overexposure to the artificial blue light emitted by devices tends to make us blink less, which could have a direct impact on the symptoms of having dry or red eyes).
- Adjust lighting in order to minimize as much as possible the glare on the screen.
- Adjust our screen display settings: Both the brightness and the color temperature should be similar to our surroundings.
- Maintain a healthy and balanced diet and do exercise (always a good habit to have!)
- Give our eyes a break every 20 minutes: It’s called the 20-20-20 rule – look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
- Get protected with blue light glasses!
- Ensure we get a good night sleep.
- Wear sunglasses: Sun exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration .
Barner blue light glasses are specifically designed glasses to protect our eyes from the side effects of overexposure to blue light and from the glare of our devices.
All the glasses in our collection have been carefully developed with high-quality organic CR-39 lenses that block 100% of the blue light under 410nm and 45% of the blue light on the 410nm-450nm spectrum.
Barner’s lenses efficiently protect our eyes by reflecting the blue light and by absorbing it. A great way to give our eyes a break when using digital devices.
Our glasses have been designed with the digital generation in mind: Find out more about our different collections of blue light glasses and our solar clip-ons!
Vision test: how does it work?
A good practice to keep in mind is to do a comprehensive eye exam every now and then.
Eye tests are one of the best ways to make sure that our eyes are receiving the attention they deserve.
These kinds of test may vary according to the recommendation of your optometrists, but they typically involve the following exams:
- A visual acuity test: This probably the most popular one. Using a projected eye chart with letters, optometrists will be able to measure your distance visual acuity.
- Cover test: This test will provide important information to your optometrist about how your eyes work together. The doctor will cover our eyes one at a time, to allow the specialist to assess if you could be suffering from symptoms such as ‘lazy eye’.
- Ocular motility testing in order to assess our eyes movement.
- A retinoscopy and a refraction in order to measure our eyeglass prescription, if needed.
- A glaucoma test and a tonometry (to measure our eyes’ pressure) if your optometrist recommends it.
If you feel any of the most common Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms, it is very important that you share all that information with your optometrist.