We see them everywhere: screens. Our computers have screens. Our tablets have screens. And our phones have screens. The amount of time an average person today spends looking at a screen is more than shocking. But what is all that “screen time” doing to our eyes?
You want the facts? According to numerous reports, approximately 30 percent of people spend nine or more hours staring at a screen each day. And the effects? Eye strain from hours of screen time can cause eye irritation, dryness, fatigue or blurred vision. These symptoms are becoming increasingly common.
Break it Up
One way to help mitigate these risks is to take frequent breaks from looking at a screen. This is obviously difficult as most jobs today require using a computer at least part of the day, but taking frequent breaks such as going for a walk can help significantly.