Though work from home culture existed for a lot of companies and industries before, it has become a necessity and the new normal for all of us. As you hop on the internet to look for blue light glasses for work from home, there are more things that you need to consider for increased productivity and better health.
- Choose a silent room
Your workstation needs to be in a dedicated room in your home where you can work without any distractions. Even if you can’t manage to occupy an entire room, just find a space that you can dedicate for your office and that allows you to be focused, organised and store everything that you’ll need. Also, keep boundaries between your work and the home. Don’t sit in the line of sight of things that remind you of domestic work.
- Sit under good lighting
Sitting in a room too dim as compared to your computer screen can put stress on your eyes as they will struggle to adjust to the contrast. Choose a well lit space or corner in your home. Try to choose a corner with great sunlight. Sitting beside a window will also make you feel better. Lastly, don’t forget to adjust the brightness of your computer screen according to the room to minimise stress on your eyes.
- Get a comfortable chair
I can not stress enough on the importance of a comfortable chair that can allow you to sit for long hours without straining your back. Get a well-cushioned and ergonomically sound chair. You can read about the right sitting postures on the internet. Sitting with your back straight with hips as back in the chair as possible and thighs parallel to the ground is the ideal sitting posture.
- Keep all essentials in your reach
It can be distracting and even frustrating to leave your seat every now and then to reach out for things like pens, paper weights, documents and snacks. Keep all your essentials, like your prescription glasses or varifocals in your reach. You can make use of the storage under and around your desk, like we do at our offices.
Health tips for work from home routine
- Eat good food
The quarantine has given us enough time to work on our diet and feed our bodies with home-cooked nutritious food. You can leverage the flexible schedule to add nutritious and well-portioned meals in your diet. You can switch unhealthy snacks like fried chips and nachos with other foods like roasted nuts, baked vegetable chips, spiced chickpeas, etc. Also, you need to put extra efforts to add foods especially good for the eyes. Carrots, oranges, blueberries, and nuts are very rich in vitamin A, C and E along with other essential antioxidants like lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene and bioflavonoids.
- Drink plenty of water
Dehydration in your body can result in fatigue and headache. If you keep your body satisfied with water, you will not feel the urge for any unhealthy, sugar and caffeine loaded carbonated drinks. Make a habit of keeping a water bottle on your desk as this will remind you to drink more water.
- Wear blue light glasses
Blue light blocking glasses are the newest technology revolution in the eyewear industry. They can effectively reflect back any blue rays falling on them, thus preventing them from entering your eyes. You can buy glasses online with added blue light coating on the lenses or ask your optician to provide you blue light glasses.
- Limit screen time
Prolonged exposure to high intensity blue rays from your computer screen can increase your vulnerability to several optical defects like cataract, macular degeneration, Dry Eye Syndrome, glaucoma, and even insomnia. You must follow the 20-20 rule: look away from your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds. Also, while using screens, blink as often as you can to evenly spread the tears in your eyes and prevent them from getting dry.
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