When Was the Last Time You Gave Your Eyes a Break?
In today’s society, a large majority of our day is spent on screens; from school, to work, to home, we’re surrounded by them. While technology is great, looking at screens isn’t so great for your eyes—prolonged time staring at screens can increase your risk of developing digital eye strain.
According to The Vision Council, nearly 80% of American adults use digital devices for more than 2 hours per day, and 59% of those adults experienced symptoms of digital eye strain.
Book an appointment at Eye Ex and we’ll help develop a plan to give your eyes a well-deserved break.
How to Reduce Digital Eye Strain
Thankfully, there are several ways to reduce digital eye strain. One of the most important things you can do is remember to give your eyes a rest.
The American Optometric Association suggests following the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, you should take a 20-second break and shift your focus to an object that is at least 20 feet away from you.
The 20-20-20 rule helps to give your eyes some well deserved rest while looking at digital screens, helping to reduce the effects of digital eye strain.
Keep Your Screen Clean
Keeping your screens clear of dust and debris can help your eyes to focus better, reducing digital eye strain.
Use Eye Drops
People tend to blink less when staring at a screen. Keeping your eyes moisturized with eye drops can help prevent your eyes from drying out.