Avoid Computer Eyestrain – Don’t stare at your computer too long!

Computers have become an essential part of our everyday lives.  Consequently, there is one thing we can’t avoid—looking at monitor screens.  For many of us, the majority of our waking hours are spent staring at the computer monitor which can be bad for our eyes.  As a result, people can acquire Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a monitor for extended, uninterrupted periods of time.  CVS can lead to headaches and temporary blurred vision.  Some things you can do to limit the effects of looking at the computer monitor are:

  • keep your monitor over an arm’s length away from your eyes
  • wear blue-light limiting glasses
  • take resting breaks

A good rule of thumb is the 20-20-20 rule—every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.  Your eyes will thank you!

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First published in our January 2020 IT Radix Resource newsletter