March Is Workplace Eye Awareness Month
March is Workplace Eye Awareness Month and eye health awareness in the workplace is more important than ever. As employees spend more and more time in front of their screens, it's essential to understand how digital eye strain can affect our vision.
Digital eye strain is caused by extended periods of looking at a computer or other device screens. Prolonged exposure to blue light coming from screens can cause eye strain, fatigue, and a range of other eye-related issues such as blurred vision, dry eyes, and headaches. At the same time, there are contributing factors that make digital eye strain worse like glare on the screen, poor lighting in the work environment, and improper viewing distances.
In observing Workplace Eye Awareness Month, it's essential to understand the warning signs of digital eye strain. Symptoms include eye fatigue, difficulty focusing on a screen, eye redness or irritation and headaches. To help protect your eyes from digital eye strain, there are several steps you can take.
The first step is to reduce your blue light exposure in the workplace. This can be done by adjusting your screen brightness, taking regular eye breaks and using blue light blocking glasses when working with screens. Additionally, you should adjust your monitor distance from your eyes so that the text is easier to read and make sure you take frequent eye breaks throughout the day. Lastly, it's important to make sure your work environment has proper lighting and that you adjust the monitor contrast to reduce eye fatigue.
By following these steps, we can help ensure eye wellness in our workplaces and keep our eyes healthy while working with digital devices. It’s also important to be sure your prescription is up to date and to schedule an annual eye exam. If you are deciding between glasses or contacts, check out our blog post here on why glasses may be the better option.
Here at Vari, we know eye health is important and we are dedicated to helping our customers find the right eyewear that fits their lifestyle. Check out our frames here and be sure to use our virtual try-on option to find the frames that fit you best! Be sure to take care of your eyes this month and make eye health a priority in both your professional and personal lives.