The ability to work online has opened up so many different avenues of digital work for many of us. It’s even allowed people like me to create a self-employed work-at-home job that fits around family life.
I’ve managed to turn my passion for blogging online into a full-time career and that’s great, but… it does involve the most obscene amounts of time spent looking at screens! Cue, computer eye strain!
I use both my laptop and phone to work on my business, spending up to 14 hours a day looking at screens!
Of course there are breaks to pick the kids up from school, or drop them off, cooking dinner, making packed lunches, cleaning the house and running errands. Some days I do work less, but if I’m stacked with work then Ben will take over most of the cooking and cleaning duties and allow me to crack on with work.
14 hours is the maximum I ever spend online and most days it’s closer to ten hours.
It sounds a lot, but have you ever worked out just how much time you spend looking at screens?
Think just how long you spend at work on a computer. 8 hours?
Then add how many hours you spend in the morning and evening looking at your smartphone or tablet. 2 hours? 3 hours? 4 hours?
You’re probably hitting the same length of time as me, without even realising it.
So how can you make sure your eyes aren't strained? In this blog post I will explore many helpful eyecare tips when working on a computer all-day long.