Preventing Digital Eye Strain: A Guide for Bankers

Are you a banker who spends long hours in front of a screen? Take a moment to think about the health of your eyes. Digital Eye Strain (DES) is a common problem affecting professionals who work extensively with digital devices. This brochure aims to raise awareness about DES among bankers and provide useful tips to alleviate symptoms.

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What is Digital Eye Fatigue?

Digital Eye Fatigue refers to a group of eye and vision-related problems caused by prolonged use of computers, tablets or smartphones. Some common symptoms include:

  • Eye fatigue and dryness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Difficulty focusing

Understanding Causes

Digital Eye Strain can be attributed to several factors, including

Blue Light Exposure: Electronic screens emit blue light, which can lead to eye strain and disrupt your sleep patterns.
Screen Glare: Poor lighting conditions or reflections on screens can cause discomfort and tire your eyes.
Poor Ergonomics: Incorrect posture, uncomfortable chairs and improper screen positioning contribute to eye and muscle fatigue.
Reduced Blinking: Looking at screens often leads to a reduced blink rate, causing dry and irritated eyes.

Prevention and Relief

Here are some practical tips to minimize and alleviate Digital Eye Strain:

Adjust Screen Settings: Reduce screen brightness and adjust color temperature to reduce blue light emission.
Take Frequent Breaks: Follow the 20-20-20 rule – every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus on something 20 meters away.
Proper Lighting: Position your screen to avoid glare and make sure the ambient lighting in your workspace is adequate.
Blink Regularly: Remind yourself to blink consciously to keep your eyes moisturized and reduce dryness.
Eye Exercises: Do eye exercises such as rolling your eyes, blinking rapidly and focusing on distant objects to relax your eye muscles.
Optimal Workspace Setup: Maintain good ergonomics by adjusting your chair height, desk and screen position to encourage correct posture.
Regular Eye Examinations: Schedule routine eye exams to detect any underlying eye conditions and get appropriate vision correction if needed.
Use Blue Light Filters: Consider using blue light filters or special computer glasses that minimize blue light exposure.

For more information and resources on preventing and managing Digital Eye Strain, visit the following websites:

American Optometric Association (
National Eye Institute (
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (

Protect your vision and your health as a banker by being vigilant against Digital Eye Strain. By following these simple preventive measures and adopting healthy screen habits, you can reduce the impact of DES and maintain optimal eye health. Remember, your eyes are a valuable asset – take care of them!

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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