If you work long hours in front of a screen, make sure you take the time to protect your eyes.
Dry eyes and strain are serious symptoms of chronic screen use. It’s essential to take precautions against eye strain so that you don’t develop any severe vision problems later in life.
1. Follow The 20-20 Rule: take breaks from screen use every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away from you, look at it for 20 seconds, then resume screen use.
2. Wear quality blue light glasses.
3. Ensure that you keep your screen at least 24 inches from where your eyes are looking.
4. Reduce screen brightness by 25% or more.
5. Increase font size to encourage regular eye movement when reading on a screen.
6. Blink often to keep your eyes moist and relax muscles.
An average American spends 7 hours and 4 minutes looking at a screen daily. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 150 million Americans use some form of corrective eyewear to make up for their visual problems, which can really add up over time.
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