Give Your Eyes a Break From the #Hustle
Individuals who spend long periods of time using digital devices, including computers, smartphones, and tablets, are more likely to experience digital eye strain.
Digital Eye Strain Symptoms
Symptoms of digital eye strain include:
- Frequent headaches
- Blurry vision
- Burning eyes
- Tired eyes
- Red eyes
- Double vision
- Twitching eyelids
- Difficulty switching focus between near and distant objects and vice versa
Combatting Digital Eye Strain
There are a few things you can do to help give your eyes a rest and prevent or reduce digital eye strain. The American Optometric Association suggests the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and shift your gaze to an object that is at least 20 feet away from you.
You can also talk to your optometrist about computer glasses, which can help filter out harmful blue light, reducing digital eye strain.
Do you suffer from digital eye strain?