Spending more time in front of screens, such as computers or cell phones, can cause eye fatigue. Cases have increased as a result of the pandemic.
This was confirmed by a survey conducted in the United Kingdom by the Fight for Sight foundation, since issues such as remote work have increased the amount of time spent online, as well as time spent on digital entertainment. However, this is not exclusive to this region. Some general symptoms of eyestrain, also called computer vision syndrome, are headache, burning or itchy eyes, dry or watery eyes, blurred vision, and even difficulty concentrating, states the Mayo Clinic.
In addition, the Mayo Clinic website states that those who spend more than two hours at a time in front of screens have a higher risk of developing this condition. The same applies to people who have bad posture, do not adjust the brightness and position of their monitor, read without active pauses, and are exposed to fans and air conditioning.
20 – 20 – 20 Rest
The Fight for Sight website recommends this exercise to mitigate eye fatigue: for every 20 minutes you spend using a screen, try looking at something about 20 feet away (6 meters) for about 20 seconds. Blinking is another good option.
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