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Oh, my eyes!

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Edited by Annie Storkey, Friday, 12 Jun 2020, 12:10

One thing I didn't anticipate when taking on more hours was the effect on my eyes of the increased screen time. As a trained ophthalmic nurse perhaps this should have been obvious to me, especially as I know from previous experience that I sometimes get dry eyes doing my eMarking. But it took me by surprise and it is something I definitely need to address, especially as all my module materials are online and I'm going to be spending a lot of time staring at the screen. I'm glad that I've settled on my work days being Monday, Wednesday and Friday as this at least means I will get breaks in between (though Tuesday is my study day so will require some pc work).

So I need to make an action plan to minimise effects. I know the main problem with staring at a screen is dry eyes from not blinking so I'm going to buy some artificial tears as I know they have worked previously. I also need to get up and take regular breaks away from the screen (always good for me anyway). Next time I get my glasses updated I might get some extra screen coating too. I might also experiment with screen lighting and shading.

So, time for a break.

Annie

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