Eye care pearls for “study from home”

Eye care pearls for “study from home”

1.) Lighting of the home class room : From the ceiling onto the work place; no focus lights or table lamps with light directly falling on the eyes
2.) Students Chair : Good support from the hip to the shoulder blades; 90 degree angle between thighs and legs; feet firmly on the ground
3.) Students desk : placed such that distance between computer and student is 25 inches at least and top of computer monitor is 6 inches below the students eye level
4.) Frequent breaks: Although 20-20 rule (20 second break after every 20 minute system work) is ideal may not be practical for online classes
Five to six minute break with stroll and focusing at a distance after every hour of online class
5.) Protection against glare: Anti glare monitor over the screen and blue light shield enabled if available in the computer
6.) Children with refractive error to wear glasses compulsorily while attending online classes
7.) Any symptoms of redness, pain, headache, mood swings, irritability in the child could be due to computer vision syndrome and the child needs to be seen by an eye doctor

By
Dr Vasumathy Vedantham MS, DNB, FRCS, FIAMS
Medical Director
Radhatri Nethralaya

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