How to Reduce Eye Strain

Most Americans either work on a screen, spend your free time using a screen, or both. In fact, the average American uses a TV, tablet, smartphone, or computer for almost eleven hours every day. This can cause severe eye strain without the proper precautions. In this video, you will learn how to reduce eye strain.

Eye strain is occurs when you look at a near object an extended period of time. This is because your pupils get smaller, your eyes converge to look at the near object, and we often don’t blink as frequently.

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Some of the symptoms of eye strain include dry or itchy eyes. Eye strain can also cause headaches.

In order to mitigate this, eye doctors say that you should take a break every twenty minutes. This means getting up and using your far vision for a little bit by focusing on an object in the distance. An easy way to remember this is to take a break every 20 minutes for 20 seconds looking 20 feet away. There are also a few other small things you can do to make a big difference. For example, remember to blink during breaks. Also remember to adjust the brightness on the screen to match your environment.


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