One day after Sarah Hinkley had been working on her computer for about five hours, she noticed her eyes started to burn and feel dry. "My focus became blurry, like I was looking through a haze," she says.
As an optometrist, Hinkley knew exactly what was wrong. She was suffering from digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome.
It's becoming a widespread problem as more people spend hours each day looking at computers, cellphones, iPads, tablets and other electronic devices. "It is rampant, especially as we move toward smaller devices and the prominence of devices increase in our everyday lives."
if you fall into this category, you are advised to follow the rules below
•Take a 20-20-20 break: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.
•Adjust the brightness of your device. Consider changing your background color from bright white to cool gray.
•Adjust your screen so it is directly in front of your face and slightly below eye level. Do not tilt a computer monitor.
•Position yourself or your device, so there is sufficient distance between your eyes and the screen.
•Lessen the amount of overhead and surrounding light competing with your device's screen.
•When using a computer, first sit in your chair and extend your arm. Your palm should rest comfortably on the monitor, as if you're high-fiving the screen.
•Keep hand-held devices a safe distance from your eyes and just below eye level.
•Increase text size to better define the content on your screen. Use the settings control to make adjustments that feel comfortable to your eyes.
•Remind yourself to blink more often. Staring at a digital screen can affect the number of times you blink, causing eyes to dry.
•Parents should limit the amount of screen time for children and reduce their screen time in front of children to set healthy standards in the home.
•Blink. Breathe. Break.
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