Protecting Eyesight: Fix Your Viewing Distance

Myopia recovery is all about taking small but persistent actions. The theory is simple, and if you follow the blog at all, you already know the basics. I won’t repeat them here, you can take […]

Jake Steiner

May 05,2013 · 2 min read

Myopia recovery is all about taking small but persistent actions.

The theory is simple, and if you follow the blog at all, you already know the basics. I won’t repeat them here, you can take a look at some of the link at the top of the site for all the core subjects. What matters past that, is what you can do, today.

This is especially relevant if you participate in any of my Vision Improvement Courses – just how do you keep that viewing distance, when you are focused on work, or reading, or watching movies? The simple answer, is ergonomics. It has to be the most comfortable position, one you are most likely to maintain. The title image demonstrates an example of a simple aid to make this easy and persistent, as habits go.

Important note:  If you want to get started improving your own eyesight, I offer a number of courses, including options for one-on-one support with me personally.  Check out the courses page for what’s currently available to help your eyeballs.

The worst thing to do, is to ‘free hand’ – tablet in your lap, or the smartphone on the subway.

Sometime that can not be avoided, but in general, having fixed distance aides, is ideal so you can take your mind off distance, and focus on your tasks.

This is a short blog topic. What should you do with it?

Look at your main viewing distance habits. See what could use a little ‘stability aid’. Look around Amazon.com, or your local bookstore, for a good setup to fix the distance. This will help you to avoid drifting into or closer to the screen or page, and protect your vision health long term.

If you want to get the benefit from this, start today!

Keep a little log, or write a list of things you do up-close, and brainstrom which of them suffers from the most close-up instability (you drifting closer, while you don’t pay attention). TV, usually not a big risk. You sit on the couch, the distance is fixed. Tablets, could definitely use a fixed distance stand, and restraint when it comes to the convenience of just putting it in your lap.   Smartphones? Best to limit use of those, as much as possible!

As always, enjoy!

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Jake Steiner

Reformed stock trader. Kite surfer, pilot, vagabond. Father. And of course - the last of the living, imaginarily bearded eye gurus.

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