You need lighting to see clearly, but not all light sources can benefit your eyesight. What you need to do is make sure your home or work space has proper lighting to reduce the potential of eye strain. Read on as Eye & Vision Care, the premier source of high-quality frames and lenses, shares some handy general lighting tips.
1. Incorporate warm lighting to your home. You can do this by increasing your home’s access to natural light. Installing incandescent or LED light bulbs, and spreading them throughout your living and work space also help. And when doing tasks that require detailed and careful work, like reading or writing, it’s a good idea to use directed lighting.
2. Limit your exposure to blue lighting. This refers to a cooler sort of light produced by the screen of your smartphone, laptop, television or tablet. Exposure to blue lighting for long periods can be harmful to the eyes, typically resulting in eye strain. This is easy enough to shake off–just rest your eyes. But if you’re experiencing continued discomfort, this may indicate an underlying eye condition. Prompt visit Eye & Vision Care for a comprehensive eye exam and an accurate diagnosis.
3. Use natural light when doing tasks if possible. Aside from lowering the potential for eye strain, exposure to natural light via windows provides you with a daily dose of Vitamin D and boosts your mood, while encouraging a better sleep pattern. What’s more, using natural light helps cut back on your energy bills.
4. Understand lightbulb ratings. Lightbulbs are rated in lumens (brightness) and wattage (power). But to determine the type or color of the lightbulb you’re buying, you need to check its Kelvin rating. The lower the Kelvin rating, the warmer the light, which means it will be less taxing for the eyes.
From quality contacts and frames to effective vision treatment options, Eye & Vision Care has you covered. As your trusted optometrist, we can provide superior eye care solutions that ensure a lifetime of clear, healthy eyesight. We serve Haymarket, VA, and the surrounding cities. Call us today at (703) 961-9119 or fill out this contact form to schedule your eye consultation.