Simple Tips To Reduce Eye Strain At Work

By Easha Azad
2023-09-25,10:05 IST

In today's digital age we spend most of our time looking at the screens, this can take a toll on our eye health. Here are some simple rules to reduce eye strain at work.

20-20-20 rule

Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something at least 20 feet away. This is a simple rule which ensures that you take regular breaks from the screen.

Correct screen placement

Placing your computer at almost 20 inches away from your eyes not only reduces eye strain, but it is also beneficial for your neck and back posture.

Screen brightness

Set screen brightness and contrast at moderate levels. Too weak contrast can exhaust the eyes while a bright one can lead to eye strains and headaches.

Reduce glare

For this, you can use an anti-glare screen protector or you can also invest in glare reduction tinted glasses. Moreover, it is also important to place your screen away from bright lights.

Take regular breaks

Taking small but regular breaks and engaging in other activities that do not involve intense visual focus, allows your eyes to rest. This prevents your eyes from overworking.


If you experience abnormal eye strain, it is best to consult an eye doctor to rule out any underlying disease.