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If you spend long hours in front of your computer, it may affect your eyes in the long run. You may start experiencing blurred vision or eye strain due to this. As we are aware, the eyes are a sensitive part of the body and should be protected by all means., Africa’s N0 1 Hotel Booking Portal rounds up some ideas on how you can protect your eyes when using a computer.


1. Sit at a reasonable distance away from the screen

You shouldn’t sit too close to your computer. It is not good for the eyes. Sit a respectable distance from your system and ensure that you zoom-in so you do not strain your eyes to see the text on your screen.

2. Blink consistently

Although the eyes blink naturally, you need to remind yourself to blink consistently. It has to be a deliberate action in order to re-moisturize the eyes. When you glare often at your computer, the eyes actually dry up which is not actually good for the eyes.

3. Adjust Screen setting

Today, in nearly every company in Lagos, computers are a key feature. Hence, workers and all computer users must be aware that the brightness of the screen is what affects the eyes. So, ensure that you balance the brightness by adjusting the screen setting according to your environment. You can also close curtains and switch off lights to prevents sun rays.

4. Take regular breaks

This will also give your eyes rest from the glare your computer. Don’t hesitate to go on breaks at regular intervals.

5. Use glasses

This is perhaps the best way to protect your eyes. You don’t need to worry about any brightness or sitting at a respectable distance, just use your glasses and you are good to go.

  About Jovago is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as its investors., Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. has over 20,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.

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This article was first published on 23rd July 2015

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