7 Tips on How to Avoid Digital Eye Strain ...

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Many of us do a job that involves a computer screen, and if we’re not working, we’re probably glued to some other device.

While the issue is not so great for using your smartphone or tablet, digital eye strain (although it’s still relevant so don’t think you can ignore this article!) is something we don’t pay enough attention to.2

If you use a desktop or laptop for work and leisure, there are ways you can look after the health of your eyes.

1. Rest Eyes at Regular Intervals

One of the most obvious ways to avoid digital eye strain is simply to take a break from viewing the screen.

A simple rule-of-thumb is to take a 20 second break every 20 minutes by looking at something 20 feet away – the 20-20-20 rule.

However, that’s pretty difficult to remember.

There are programs available that will remind you, such as Eye Defender, which starts after a fixed interval.

It runs visual training on the desktop screen, which is designed to relax the eyes.

WorkRave is another app that reminds you to take breaks.

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