How To Prevent Eye Strain in a Digital World

Prevent Eye Strain in a Digital WorldEditor: Vladimir Bajic | Tactical Investor

Random Thoughts Before The Main Article

From a contrarian angle (and not a political point of view) a Trump win could be construed as a positive development; non-contrarians will demand to know why? Mass Psychology clearly states that the masses are always on the wrong side of the equation.  A Trump win will create uncertainty, and the lemmings will flee for the exits; markets will pull back sharply and viola the same old cycle will come into play.  The cycle of selling based on fear which equates to opportunity for those who refuse to allow their emotions to do the talkingTactical Investor

Under Regan the stock market soared, unemployment levels dropped, and GDP growth rates rose significantly. If Trump takes a similar path, then the outlook for the stock market going forward could be quite favourable.  However, one should always defer to Mass Psychology; if the crowd turns euphoric than caution is warranted. The time to jump in head first was in Nov of 2015, Jan of 2016 and before Trump won the elections.   As the trend is still up, sharp pullbacks have to viewed through a bullish lens. The crowd is not euphoric, but the markets are extremely overbought, so prudence is justified over the short term. Investors should consider waiting for the market to let out a nice dose of steam before jumping in. Trump and the economy

Quick ways to Prevent Eye Strain in a Digital World

Simple Techniques to Prevent Eye Strain in a Digital World

Too much light from UV rays can burn the sensitive parts of your eyes that allow vision. Blue light is only one wavelength below UV rays, so there are damaging effects it can have on your eyes when you receive too much. People spend a significant amount of time on digital devices, which highly increases the risk for problems such as macular degeneration over time.

Blue light damage is relatively newer with the development of technology. However, we do know that blue light decreases melatonin levels, which disrupts sleep and thus affects health. Blue light does help regulate sleep cycles, but too much of a good thing can always cause problems.

Our recommendation is to wear glasses that protect your vision, such as blue-light glasses. Not only will your symptoms decrease, but you will significantly reduce your risk for macular degeneration over time with proper eyewear. Full Story


More Ideas on reducing Eye Strain in a Digital World


Software such as eye Leo can reduce eye strain.  It is easy to install and even easier to use.  This is what they state on their site

Eye strain or asthenopia is a real problem for those who spend much time at a computer. It is caused by decreased blinking while working long hours focusing on computer screens. EyeLeo reminds to take breaks regularly, shows you simple eye exercises and prevents you from using the computer at break times. Following EyeLeo’s regulations will result in less physical fatigue.

20-20-20 Rule. To prevent eyestrain, try to rest your eyes when using the computer for long periods. Rest your eyes for 15 minutes after two hours of continuous computer use. Also, follow the 20-20-20 rule; take a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away every 20 minutes to allow your eyes a chance to refocus.  Full Story

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