Now that so many people are spending even more time in front of screens, the Vision Council is becoming concerned about an epidemic of eye strain.
“With an increase in digital technology,” the council warns on its website, “many individuals suffer from physical discomfort after screen use for longer than two hours at a time. The Vision Council refers to this collection of symptoms as digital eye strain.”
It also reports that 59 percent of adults report experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain.
What can you do about it?
Here are a few tips:
1. Follow the 20-20-20 rule: at least every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away from your screen for at least 20 seconds.
2. Take frequent breaks: at least 10 minutes every hour.
3. Blink more often.
4. Adjust your computer display settings.
5. Consider getting special glasses to reduce the glare from blue light.
You can find more comprehensive advice here.