Computer Vision Syndrome: Are you for real???

Staring at a computer screen, smart phone or tablet for extended periods of time can cause eye strain, blurry vision, eye pain, dry eyes and/or eye fatigue. Studies have shown we blink 50% less than normal while on digital devices. A few simple changes in your daily life can make a huge difference in the way your eyes feel!

  • Sit approximately 2 feet from the computer screen and lower the computer screen so you are looking down instead of up or straight.
  • Reduce glare from the screen by the increasing the ambient light or by using a screen filter.
  • Remember to BLINK! The iPhone has an app with reminders for blinking exercises.
  • Remember the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep artificial tears close by and use them generously when your eyes feel dry.
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