Have you ever imagined that there is a way to play more and harder without getting your eyes red, sore and strained? There is!
Actually… there are a lot of easy and quick ways on how to do it so you can practice more and become just like one of the mega cool guys in the picture above or you could just enjoy the fun more. Let me show you how to do it.
Digital Eye Strain is one of the most common eye problems of the modern society. It is the discomfort you feel in the eyes after using a technology device for a couple of hours.
It may be caused by a lot of things – your screen brightness, the lightness around your PC and many more.
Here are a few ways to reduce it’s symptoms and feel better when using your PC and especially while gaming.
Just like a mage… or anti mage if you prefer.. (if you could this it would be awesome actually).
Yes, blinking (in real life) keeps your eyes hydrated and doesn’t let them get sore. It is very important because if your eyes are sore for a lot of time it can lead to more serious problems in the long run. I know it is hard to blink consistently in the middle of a team fight, but please remind yourself now and then.
The 20-20-20 rule.. Every 20 minutes go look at something 20 feets away for 20 seconds. Actually for a hardcore gamer this isn’t so useful but try to adjust it as per the games you play.
Every now and then stand up from the computer and go focus on something away. This helps muscles in your eyes relief after you used them to focus. Also try getting a 15 minute break after an hour or two of gaming.
Always keep a light on in the room where you play or use your PC. Try to avoid playing in the dark because the light difference between your PC monitor and the surrounding area could really harm your eyes in the long run.
Avoid using fluorescent lamps. Also try to avoid screen glaring at all costs.
Nowadays there are a lot of less harmful monitors on the market.
These kind of monitors are made without using the Flicker technology in which the brightness of your monitor is controlled by the monitor turning on and off hundreds of times in a second.
Our eyes actually cannot perceive this movement and they start to hurt after some time.
These monitors also come with a blue light filter and IPS display which is the best for our eyes. The problem is that they can be pretty expensive.
Maintaining a healthy diet is also crucial for your overall health and eye wellness. Eating healthy can make you feel better and let you be more active while gaming.
Fish can prevent your eyes from getting sore due to the omega 3 acids it contains. Another great foods for your eyes are:
Try to consume more foods which contain vitamin A – it has very good effect on our eyesight.
Also try to exercise more.
Being fit increases our overall happiness and calmness and helps us being more productive and active. Hitting the gym for an hour will help you pwn the noobs ingame later.
And now the most interesting part, especially for me. Use a blue light blocking software.
Blue light is one of the main eye killers in the technology we use nowadays. The blue light emitted from monitors of modern PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices is artificial and has a negative effect on our overall health and eyesight.
The problem is that most devices emit more than the healthy amount of blue light which our brains cannot perceive and our head and eyes start to hurt.
Basically the lower the amount of blue light is and warmer the colors of our display are, the more healthy our monitors become.
The amount of blue light conserved by our brains and eyes is highly related to sleep issues.
Iris is a software which lowers the amount of blue light emitted from your monitor and removes the PMW flicker.
The best part of this software is that you can control the brightness and the amount of blue light you want to reduce. This helps you adjust the colorness (the warmer colors you use, the better) of your display so you can see every object in game.
This software will help you feel better after long gaming sessions and will reduce your eye strain. Another great feature is that Iris does not use a lot of CPU or GPU power and wouldn’t affect your overall gaming experience.
You could try it right now for free and see the difference.
With a software like Iris you can enjoy playing a lot more without getting your eyes stressed and tired.
How does this sound?
Iris also adjusts your screen brightness and warmness of colors automatically depending on the time of the day.
Long gaming hours spent in front of a monitor can be devastating to your eyesight if you don’t have an eye hygiene. Our overall health and wellness is closely related to our eyesight.
Thank you for your time, I would be really happy if you know other advices and ideas on how to protect our eyes while gaming.
See you in the Rift or World, or the battlefield… you name it!
You can also check out more about Iris and it’s functionalities.