If you work a lot at the computer or look at the screen of the gadget, you know the feeling that at some point your eyes start to seem to burn. One reason for this is the blue light that almost all displays emit. The Eye Saver program helps to deal with this.

Blue light: harmful and beneficial at the same time

The blue part of the light spectrum actually has many useful properties. For example, it ensures that you stay awake and focused on a task when you’re working on your PC. In addition, the blue part of the spectrum is used to treat seasonal depression.

Unfortunately, there are also negative aspects. Researchers speculate that the blue part of the spectrum prevents or at least slows down the release of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Accordingly, the more actively we work with gadgets, the more difficult it is to fall asleep and sleep less.

Eye Saver: Protecting the Eyes and Combating Insomnia

Eye Saver is designed to make your computer experience as safe as possible for your eyes. It filters the blue light emitted by the display.

The program has three tabs, each of which contains a set of presets for your display, optimal in terms of health. However, the possibility of individual settings is not excluded.

On the first Screen tab, you’ll find the Mode item, which offers a range of presets that adjust the color balance and brightness of your monitor. For example, the “Health” mode (Health) reduces the brightness and reduces the amount of blue in the glow of your monitor. This should greatly improve your nighttime computer work and, most importantly, save melatonin, which will allow you to sleep peacefully.

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By default, the program is in a mode that is optimal for subsequent sleep

Save your eyes – take a break

The second tab “Breaks” is especially useful. On it you can set when and how much you need to break away from the monitor. It sounds trite, but it’s important.

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Eye Saver can remind you to take a break

Ideally, when working at a computer, a person should pause from 5 to 15 minutes every hour. Eye Saver can not only notify you when you need to take a break, but also remind you what you could do during a break, such as doing eye exercises, exercising, or drinking water.

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A harsh screen mate can remind you of a break

The third tab offers customization options. For example, you can set up different screen glow modes when working with different programs.

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The third tab contains advanced settings

The software takes up only a few megabytes, and most importantly, it is open source and free. Eye Saver is available for Windows 7, 8 and 10 PCs and laptops.

The application can be tried online or downloaded directly for your version of Windows on the official website of the developer. Unfortunately, this undeniably useful utility is only available in English.

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