Top five tips on how to beat screen fatigue

With so many of us in roles that are predominantly screen-based, how do you beat screen fatigue?

It's the 21st century and most of us work on computers all day long, come home and watch TV, scroll through our phones in-between. All of our screen times must be embarrassing. It seems impossible to avoid screen fatigue, especially if your job is predominantly screen-based.

What is screen fatigue?

Screen fatigue is when after a long period, with no breaks, of looking at a screen, be it a computer, phone or TV, the muscles around our eyes get worn out and strained. One of the reasons for this is that when using screens, our eyes are constantly having to refocus on the tiny pixels that make up elements such as text. There are also other factors such as blue light, glare and reduced blinking that contribute to screen fatigue.