As a computer specialist and television operations specialist, I spent years of my life staring at either computer screens or television screens 8 to 12 hours per day. After years of doing this, I noticed my eyes started getting unusually tired as well as red and dry. After seeing an eye doctor about this, they really didn’t provide any solutions other than putting eye drops in your eye for the red and dryness. So, I started looking into other technology to see if I could get some relief for my constantly tired eyes. I found this really good article on the oprimizeyourself website where he talks about this new software you can install on your computer which will help block certain kinds of light and other technologies to be much easier on your eyes. Check out the article below:
“For those of us who spend most of our waking hours sitting in front of screens (i.e. ALL of us), we’ve learned a lot recently about the negative health effects of screen exposure, especially when it comes to eye health. I’ve seen a lot of activity in Facebook groups in the last few months especially about eye health and protecting yourself from blue light. I’ve done past podcasts with sleep experts such as Shawn Stevenson and Ben Greenfield about how to get better sleep in part by limiting exposure to blue light in the latter half of the day, but I’ve yet to have an expert on the podcast to talk specifically about what can be done to limit the health problems created by looking at computer screens all day.
In this episode I chat with Daniel Georgiev, a young but extremely talented computer programmer from Bulgaria who created the software program Iris which is now an indispensable tool in my toolkit. I’ve talked about F.lux many times in the past and recommended it for years, but now my #1 recommendation for eye health if you work in front of a computer is Iris. I have it installed on every computer I own and can’t live without it. Daniel and I talk about how Iris works, why he created it, and more importantly what you can do to mitigate the negative effects on your eyes of working on computers for long hours.
Daniel was also kind enough to offer an activation code for a free activation of either Iris Pro or Iris Mini Pro. He’s offering 100 activations of each, first-come first-served. Just use the coupon code “team-optimize” at optimizeyourself.me/iris to get your free license.
NOTE: In order to activate, you must download the free version first and then activate the full version with your code.
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Here’s What You’ll Learn:
- How damaging can staring at a computer be?
- Eye exercises that combat eye strain
- What effects flickering LED displays have on your irises
- Daniel’s experience with eye strain and extended exposure to monitor light
- How blue light an inappropriate times can cause macular degeneration
- Blue light’s damaging effects aren’t limited to just nighttime
- How Iris improves eye health over the course of the entire day
- Ways in which low monitor brightness can be just damaging as high brightness
- How typographical, color, and brightness standards are threatening our vision”
If you want to listen to the podcast featuring the creater of the IRIS software, please click on the link below to visit the full article at optimize yourself:
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