Will working on the computer hurt my eyes?

By editor
November 25, 2014

Dr Kevin Clogg explains Computer Vision Syndrome and ways to help reduce the strain on your eyes throughout the day.

The term “Computer Vision Syndrome” has gained popularity as our daily workload is centered around electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, and cell phones. Working on these devices will cause added stress and strain on the eyes and eye muscles, but will not induce permanent damage or eye conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. To ease the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome, the 20/20/20 rule was created. For every 20 minutes of computer use, take 20 seconds to focus 20 feet away. In addition to this, proper lighting, seating position, and anti-glare coating on eyewear can help lessen the stress/strain of computer use.

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