Tips for managing screen fatigue for online classes.
Plan Your Time
Try to schedule your screen time at the most optimal time for you. If you are more fatigued at the end of the day, schedule time in the morning or early afternoon to study and complete assignments
Take breaks to give your eyes and mind a chance to rest, recover, and process the information you have been going over. Be sure to step away and set a time to start again.
Dictation and Read-Aloud
Dictation software allows you to speak your sentences aloud while the computer types them. Similarly, Read-Aloud software reads the screen aloud to you. Both allow you to work while reducing eye-strain.
- Dictation is available on Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
- Read-Aloud options for PDFs and Word Documents can be found here.
Consider Using Resources
Some tools and products can be used to reduce fatigue related to screen time. Options can include:
- Blue-Light Screen Overlays
- Tinted Lenses
- Wearing Sunglasses
Your eye doctor may have additional recommendations and it is always recommended you consult with them before making any adjustments.