How to reduce eyestrain on your smart devices!


Introducing f.lux

We have all heard about “blue light emission” from our smart devices. It is what makes our screens so bright. It is generally bad for your eyesight and also affects your sleeping patterns. Ever noticed how you tend to have trouble sleeping after just using your device?

Once night-time arrives, the brightness of our surroundings reduces thanks to the disappearance of the sun’s harsh rays. Unfortunately, our electronics were meant to compete with these bright rays during the day. The moment they disappear, our devices become way too bright for our eyes to handle.

It’s like staring into a flashlight in the darkness. It really hurts your eyes at night, but has barely any effect during the day.

Often, we have to manually adjust the brightness so as to prevent eyestrain, which is what makes us feel tired after spending a few hours on our screens.


What f.lux does it to “filter blue light” from our screens once night-time arrives so as to compensate for the reduced brightness of our surroundings. This means that:

  1. Eyestrain is greatly reduced.
  2. You don’t have to lose screen detail by turning down the brightness
  3. The blue light won’t keep you up at night any more.
  4. Most importantly, you get to enjoy spending more on-screen time.

The best part is that it isn’t noticeable, and it is done automatically in the background based on when the sun sets in your region.

You can get it on PC for Windows, Mac and Linux.

You can also get it on phones and tablets running Android and iOS.

f.lux is available for download freely from here:

I’ve been using f.lux on my laptop for a few months now and I think it does the job perfectly. Be sure to give it a try and get relief from eyestrain, especially if you use your devices a lot at night, as I do.

Also, share this with your friends and family because it is can go a long way in taking better care of our eyes.

Be sure to join me next timek as I unveil even more software goodies for you to enjoy! Bye for now!



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