How To Prevent And Treat Computer Eye Strain
Remember when parents told their kids they'd get square eyes if they sat too close to the TV? Okay, as threats go, that was a bit over-the-top. But the underlying issue was real -- the danger of suffering eye strain.
Now, most of us spend many hours a day sitting inches away from screens, just like those pint-sized TV addicts, and then wondering why our eyes get so sore!
Eye health experts even have a name for this modern malaise: computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain (DES). It affects up to 90% of computer workers.
You may think it's just the price we pay for those long hours of viewing. But, unless we take positive action to prevent or treat it, DES can lead not only to tiredness and eye twitching but also to long-term vision damage.
What is Computer Eye Strain?
Computer eye strain is a broad term used to describe discomfort and vision problems from viewing flat screen devices including computers, tablets and phones. Symptoms include ...