exercises to helpwith eye strain
We connect with and spend a great deal of our lives in front of screens. Between working, Zooming, Netflix marathon sessions and endless scrolling, the average adult will spend over 30 years of their life staring at screens.
This has been made worse over the past year with more and more of us suffering from Dry Eyes and Eye Strain (also known as Computer Vision Syndrome - read further down). This results in tired eyes, blurred or double vision as well as head, neck or back aches.
“The 20-20-20 rule. Look away from your screen every 20 minutes, at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds - this helps to reduce eye strain.”
ALEX IONIDES, CONSULTANT OPHTHALMIC SURGEON AT MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL, CO-FOUNDER AT MTHK.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet or smartphone use.
There's no definitive proof that digital screen use causes any long-term damage to the eyes. But regular use can lead to general discomfort.
- (i) Blurred or double vision,
- (ii) Tired eyes,
- (iii) Dry Eye,
- (iv) Headaches and neck or back pain, and
- (v) General eye irritation.