Give your eyes a breakLifestyle Health and wellbeing

Give your eyes a break

Give your eyes a break. Try a blue light ‘night light’ filter on your desktop or laptop.

As regular display screen equipment users we can make small changes to our set-up which will provide benefit in the long term.

One of the settings available on a Windows 10 laptop or desktop is the night light filter that can help control exposure to blue light. Sunlight is made up of longer wavelengths of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet light. When combined, these form the white light that we see.  Blue light has a high energy level and short wavelength that can cause eye strain and may disturb sleeping patterns. 

The benefit of the night light setting on your laptop or desktop is that it reduces blue light and increases the warmer, redder colours. This can help to reduce dry eyes and eyestrain whilst at the computer. 

You can access the ‘night light’ setting by selecting Start> Settings> System> Display> Night light settings. If your night light toggle is greyed out, you may need to update your display driver.

In this case, please contact the IT Helpdesk.