Content blogger and eye strain

Those of us who are active on platforms such as #Hive, specifically through the socialization of information or content creation, somehow understand the fundamental elements for the creation and management of blogs, as well as many of the strategies and tools that are used to ensure that our publications are of high quality.

Regarding the #Hive platform, it is worth mentioning that it has different potentialities among these; practicality when uploading content, connection and interaction with users from other countries through the management of comments, economic benefits through monetization, and fundamentally it has a visually very attractive web design.

Fig. 2 Content creation platforms showcase visually appealing web designs. Image of public domain, Author: Geralt, 2016

Now, the visually attractive web design that #Hive exhibits, added to the widespread use and the amount of hours we spend creating content and interacting on the platform, with ideal conditions for our ocular system to deteriorate, and this we can see if we analyze the various visual disorders suffered by users who coexist in multiple platforms or social networks.

In this sense, it is important to highlight that it has been scientifically proven that the continuous use or exposure to light from computer screens and mobile devices generates visual problems, mainly those associated with visual fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, dryness and redness of the eyes, as well as the development of psychosocial or mental disorders.

Fig. Continuous use or exposure to light from computer screens causes eye redness. Image of public domain, Author: ArgoImages, 2016

Therefore, the time we spend creating content on our platform can inevitably generate visual disturbances such as eyestrain, loss of vision power due to musculoskeletal disorders that occur at the ocular level as a result of constant visual exposure and the non-relaxation of eye muscles.

Fig. 4 There are multiple visual practices that help to prolong eye health. Image of public domain, Author: PublicDomainPictures, 2011

Consequently, and taking into account that for most of us the creation of content is our main activity, it is necessary that we start incorporating in our routine some tips that can help us to prolong our visual health, namely; wearing glasses, directing our sight to distant objects, analyzing and thinking while blinking, creating visual distancing with computer screens between 40 to 75 centimeters from the face, making adjustments of contrast, brightness and increasing the size of the letters, as well as taking breaks between days or at least at intervals of 1 hour.


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[2] Brown D. Por qué la fatiga ocular puede aumentar en la pandemia (y cómo puedes evitarla). BBC News. 2021. Article: Online access

[3] Chawla A., Lim T., and Shikhare S. Computer Vision Syndrome: Darkness under the Shadow of Light. Article: Online access


The cover image was designed by the author: @lupafilotaxia, incorporating the public domain image background: Mohamed_hassan, 2019

Original manuscript, uploaded from the Project HOPE community website

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