Who isn’t using his/her beloved Android featured smartphone all they long for texting, browsing the web, taking photos and so on? Are you also using it in the late evening? Do you know that these actions are harmful for your eyes?
Staring at your smartphone’s screen all day won’t cause a permanent vision damage, but it does no good either. Eye strain when using Android devices is as real as it can be and you know it. And besides that, recent research suggests that exposure to blue light before sleep may distort your natural rhythm and cause inability to fall asleep, so you have one more reason to be careful!
Do you want to stop experiencing this irritation and to start being able to focus better? Here are a few tips that will definitely help you:
How to Prevent Eye Strain when using Android Smartphones:
You have to Blink More Often:
If you don’t know, let me tell you that when you are looking to your smartphone’s screen, you tend to blink your eyes less than you would in normal situations. This makes your eyes dry, so the trick is simple: don’t hesitate to blink your eyes more often and longer to keep them moist.
Check Your Brightness:
Finding the right balance has never been easy, but don’t give up. If you keep your brightness at its optimum level, it drains out your battery’s juice in a few hours and there is no way to keep your eyes relaxed. To adjust brightness, go into your smartphone’s Settings and change it from there. The brightness of your smartphone should be around the level of light around you.
Even more, you can also use Twilight if you don’t get it right. Have you ever heard about this app? The Twilight app makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day. To be more precise, it can filter the flux of blue light emitted by your Android device after sunset and protects your eyes with a soft and pleasant red filter. The filter intensity is smoothly adjusted to the sun cycle based on your local sunset and sunrise times.
The app can be taken from here.
Use Anti-Glare Protectors:
If your smartphone does not have corning gorilla glass, then you should use an anti-glare screen protector. These protectors do not only protect your eyes, but they also protects your screen from damages.
Give your Eyes a break:
You should take breaks after every 20 minutes while continuously using your smartphone. This might feel odd at first, but try it out and you will see that I am not at all wrong! There are other things to do in life: reading a book, talking a walk or any other method when you need a change of scene could be the best solution not only for your tired eyes!
These are some effective ways to get rid of eye strain. Do you know any other methods that can comfort your eyes? Do not hesitate to share them in the comments area below.