5 Dark Mode Screen Tips to Prevent Headaches and Eye Strain

It’s a zoom zoom world! Check out these 5 Screen Tips to Prevent Headaches and Eye Strain. These ideas have definitely helped our family! With many of our children and teens now learning virtually, sadly many kids are feeling headaches and eye strain. Zoom fatigue is a real thing but there are definitely screen tips and tricks to help ease the headaches and eye strain.

Thanks to remote school, my kids along with many others seem to definitely be suffering from screen headaches. We’ve found a few of these dark mode screen ideas to be helpful along with using “BLUE LIGHT GLASSES“, setting a timer to take breaks, and changing the workspace area during the day too.

You can tell Kyle has adopted the Blue Light glasses this back to school season. Kyle says they are helping reduce his headaches. I’m not sure about the science behind it exactly, but for under $20 for a 2 pack of glasses, it was definitely worth a try.

5 Dark Mode Screen Tips to Prevent Headaches and Eye Strain

My teenage daughter enrolled in a hybrid onsite and cyber school last year in 8th grade, long before the rest of America joined in her the “Virtual Learning” adventure. Both her and her 12 year old brother feel exhausted with too much screen time and these screen tips have been useful for us.

Check out these 5 dark mode screen tips to prevent headaches and eye strain. Hopefully some of these ideas might help your kiddos feel more comfortable in front of the computer. I think just mixing up the screen settings from week to week can even be useful. Also, I think it makes my kids feel like they have some sense of control of the situation and are at least trying to prevent their screen headaches. If it’s a placebo effect and it works, we’ll take it! Am I right?!?!

5 Screen Tips to Prevent Headaches and Eye Strain

Look at these 5 dark mode screen tips tips to prevent headaches and eye strain. I shared a few links below that can show you more specifics on how to dive into your settings to test out different options depending on your browser or device.

  • Set the screen brightness on each monitor to 30-70%, depending on the amount of ambient light. You might have your setting at 90% and simply lowering it to lowered it to 70% can make a positive difference.
  • Use the “Morpheon Dark” or “Slate” theme for Chrome.
  • Use the “Dark Reader” plug-in for Chrome and set brightness and contrast to about -30.
  • Turn on “Dark mode” in System settings.
  • Change the desktop to a solid dark green color (not black, because you need some contrast to see where the edge of the window is).

Did you know that a study by Google found that dark Mode utilizes 60% less energy on devices with Dark Mode enabled too? Nice! So at least you’ll be saving some energy too!

This link details exact steps to help enable the Dark Mode screen settings.

5 Dark Mode Screen Tips to Prevent Headaches and Eye Strain

Hopefully these 5 Dark Mode Screen Tips to Prevent Headaches and Eye Strain will help your kiddos feel like they can test out different screen setting to find out what works best for them!

For other remote school learning ideas, check out our posts on free remote learning tips and resources for parents, teachers and kids!

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