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Tips for Reducing Eye Strain at Work

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Eyestrain has become a hot topic lately with the introduction of blue light glasses into the mainstream of corporate offices, but it’s long been a problem for people throughout all career industries. Throughout this blog post, we’ll be explaining the common causes of eyestrain as well as what you can do to limit it for your employees.

What causes eyestrain?

Eyestrain is a common problem that causes your eyes to get tired from intense use such as while driving for extended periods of time, staring at screens and other digital monitors, and inadequate lighting. While it can be incredibly uncomfortable to deal with, it rarely causes long-term effects and goes away after resting and taking steps to reduce discomfort.

Some of the symptoms of eyestrain include:

  • Tired, burning, or itching eyes

  • Watery or dry eyes

  • Blurred or double vision

  • Headache

  • Increased sensitivity to light

  • Drowsy eyes

How can we reduce eyestrain?

While tools like blue light glasses can assist with eyestrain for things like looking at digital monitors for long periods of time, it doesn’t do anything to adjust the overall environment. To improve the environment for everyone, we recommend updating your building’s lighting. Proper lighting can make a big difference in terms of how hard your eyes have to focus to adequately see.

If you’re concerned about the conditions in your place of work for your employees and are interested in implementing some of these changes then give our team a call for assistance! It’s important to make sure your employees are happy, healthy, and comfortable at work, and this something we understand and hold to a high standard. Visit our website for more information about our services or call this number (323) 215-1273.