How to Avoid Eyestrain when working at a Computer or Smartphone

As we spend more and more time at our desks working on computer screens, it’s important to remember a few practices to avoid the strain that comes from bad ergonomics..

The Vision Council has published a helpful 16-page guide to avoiding digital eye strain. The first step is to identify symptoms of digital eye strain: red or dry eyes, blurred vision, general fatigue, or headaches. Back and neck pain can also be caused by poor workspace ergonomics.

Remembering to blink and using the 20-20-20 rule (take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away) are among the many tips The Vision Council offers to combat eye strain.

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