The coronavirus pandemic has had a sizeable impact on the lives of a great number of people in a variety of different ways – some not as obvious as others. For example, even if you yourself have not been directly affected by the virus, you might be someone whose life has seen a considerable adjustment period due to the conditions brought about by it. One of the more obvious ways that this can happen is if you have been working from home due to a decision made by your regular workplace to temporarily close offices.
While on the surface this just means that you won’t be able to see your co-workers and have access to the same facilities that you would normally at work (while also including some positives such as possibly getting to miss out on the early morning commute), it can also lead to some situations being created that you might not have anticipated. Working from home in tandem with spending an increased amount of time indoors anyway – either due to lockdown restrictions or your own accord – can double up on some of these scenarios and create potential risks to look out for.
Don’t Forget To Look After Your Eyes
One of the first things that might come to mind after working at home for a while is the increased strain on your eyes. While in your regular office setting, you might have other means to keep you occupied – places to move around the workplace, people to go and see to discuss matters with, facilities to use that don’t necessarily involve a screen – at home, it can boil down to just looking at the screen a lot more regularly. This can increase the strain on your eyes, especially if your activity of choice in your free time is to then look at a different screen.
If you’re finding that your eyes are suffering as a result of these conditions that you’re working under, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure on your vision throughout your day that can add up to create an overall more relaxing and healthy work environment. However, it’s unfortunately not always this simple. Due to pre-existing conditions or circumstances, you might find that your eyesight is not as effective as you would like it to be and might even find that it is deteriorating. While this is good cause for an optometrist appointment, if you have a full understanding of your condition, you might be in the market for LASIK surgery in Baton Rouge.
Don’t Forget The Benefits Of Going Outside
The combination of spending more time indoors to avoid the virus and working from home can also mean that you start to go outside less and less, which can feel like less of a sacrifice to make than your eye health. However, all of this extra time spent indoors can have a negative effect on your mental health, with feelings of isolation perhaps beginning to fester – feelings that could be counteracted by the positive health benefits of going outside more often.