Patients usually complain of Heavy, tired, burning, or itching eyes.
Other symptoms include:
- dry eyes
- watery eyes
- blurred vision
- doubled vision
- soreness in the neck, shoulders, or back
- sensitivity to light
- trouble concentrating
- difficulty keeping eyes open
What’s the 20-20-20 rule?
Basically, every 20 minutes spent using a
screen; you should try to look away at something that is 20 feet away
you for a total of 20 seconds.
How can you tell if something is 20 feet away?
Consider looking out a window at an
that seems far away, like a tree or a building across the street. If you
work in a small space, try walking outdoors or into a larger area where
can rest your eyes.
Why 20 seconds?
It takes about 20 seconds for your eyes
While you’re resting your eyes, it’s also
good idea to get up and grab a drink of water to keep yourself hydrated.
your body is hydrated, your eyes will be as well.
Drinking green tea during your break may
even more. That’s because green tea contains antioxidants called catechins that may help
produce tears for better lubrication.
What about reminding yourself to do this every 20 minutes?
You probably get absorbed in reading or
when you’re looking at screens. Setting a timed reminder to pop up can
you take a break every 20 minutes. There are also free apps like Eye
20 20 or Donald Korb Blink Training that can help. Just click start when
begin your screen time, and the app will remind you to take a break.
Digital Eye strain can be a troublesome
for many specially nowadays because of the increased dependency on the