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Eyestrain is real

Looking at screens for too long can cause eyestrain, but so can driving long distances. Eyestrain can be caused by other vision problems like farsightedness or astigmatism.

Eyestrain is caused by the small muscles in and around the eyes and can cause headaches, blurry vision, watering eyes, and sensitivity to light. It is often temporary and will improve if you look away from the computer screen now and then.

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Looking at screens have generated new myths

Looking at screens have generated new myths

Similar to the old myth that if someone is sitting too close to the big tube TV, you would ruin your eyes, there are some new myths and facts about how screens affect our vision.

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Taking care of your eyes

  • Use the 20-20-20 rule if you spend long periods in front of screens. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. Giving your eyes other things to look at breaks the monotony that can cause eyestrain.
  • We also tend to blink le...

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Blue light from screens

Blue light from electronic screens is not making you blind, nor does it cause any eye disease. While research finds blue light can damage cells under certain lab conditions, it is very different from what happens in the cells of our retina.

You get lots of blue lig...

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Taking care of your eyes

  • Use the 20-20-20 rule if you spend long periods in front of screens. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. Giving your eyes other things to look at breaks the monotony that can cause eyestrain.
  • We also tend to blink le...

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