If I spend a lot of time on cell phone and my computer. How do I protect my eyes?

Nowadays we live in a modern world, surrounded by technologies without which we cannot. All of us spend a lot of time in front of computers or smartphones, but there is a hidden threat, called blue light. As a start, I will give some advice on how to protect your eyes, because eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain your quality of life.

Eat healthy. Food including lutein or zeaxanthin, which are found in many fruits and vegetables, including mango, broccoli, green beans, and spinach.

Fish rich in Omega-3 may reduce your risk of developing macular degeneration. Such as:

  • tuna
  • salmon
  • trout
  • mackerel

Do exercises. Simple as stretching or yoga at home in the morning before work. Also walking around 30 minutes every day will not hurt.

Blink often. The golden rule is 20–20–20. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Install Blue Light Filter. As said earlier the blue light emitted from computer monitors is a big threat, which can bring you macular degeneration followed by dry eyes, headache and insomnia. Blue light filter is a program, which controls the brightness from the screen, changes the screen colors and lowering the blue light.

I recommend that software called Iris, which helps solve the issue by shifting the colors and controlling the amount of blue light emitted by the monitor, helping the brain regain control of its natural production of melatonin and increasing sleep quality.