How often should you give your eyes a break from the screen?


In todays world, it is impossible to stay away from phones, laptops and other digital gadgets. You cant cut out all screen time. But a few changes to how you use your devices can be easier on your eyes.

For most people, computer eye strain can cause eye discomfort, headache and vision problems from viewing digital screens for extended periods. Other common symptoms of too much time spent staring at digital screens include eye twitching and red eyes.

Digital eye strain can also be caused by excessively bright light either from outdoor sunlight coming in through a window or from harsh interior lighting.

Get up and away from your screen at least every 30 minutes. Move about and stretch your arms, legs, back, neck and shoulders. Just 3-5 minutes of this activity can improve your posture, reduce your tension and make you feel less fatigued.

Reduce exterior light by closing window shades or blinds. Reduce interior lighting by using fewer light bulbs or lower intensity tubes. If possible, position your computer so windows are to your side, and not in front of or behind your screen.Blink frequently to moisten the surface of your eyes and avoid dry eyes.

Look away from your screen and fix your eyes on something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes. This rule of 20-20-20 will help you to relax the focusing muscle inside your eyes.

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