These Tips Help Relieve Digital Eye Strain
“Yes, you can get eye strain simply from using a digital device for more than two hours at a time. Think about how many screens you look at during the course of your day. Desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, e-readers, tablets, televisions and gaming systems. In fact, in a survey conducted by The Vision council, more than a third of U.S. adults reported spending four to six hours a day with digital devices.”
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“To help combat the eye fatigue and irritation, the Vision Council offers these tips for incorporating good “eyegonomics” into your day.
- Use the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away
- Create an ergonomically-friendly work station with proper lighting, seat adjustments, and monitor settings
- Maintain an appropriate distance from handheld and stationary device screens
- Enlarge your computer text and browser windows for easier viewing
- Clean electronic device screens frequently to eliminate dust and glare
- Remember to blink; staring at screens can dry eyes
If you look at a smartphone most of the day, look at the image below — at the proper distance, of course — and note how the setup should appear.”