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Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome with 20/20/20 Rule

POSTED ON January 27, 2014

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Spending more than two hours a day looking at a computer screen can put you and your family at risk for computer vision syndrome (CVS). Symptoms such as headaches, eyestrain and double vision may arise after spending a prolonged amount of time working on a computer. Photo courtesy: http://www.labnol.org/ Experts suggest the 20/20/20 rule to help avoid CVS. What is the 20/20/20 rule? Every 20 minutes, take a ...

Spending more than two hours a day looking at a computer screen can put you and your family at risk for computer vision syndrome (CVS). Symptoms such as headaches, eyestrain and double vision may arise after spending a prolonged amount of time working on a computer.

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Photo courtesy: http://www.labnol.org/

Experts suggest the 20/20/20 rule to help avoid CVS. What is the 20/20/20 rule? Every 20 minutes, take a break from staring at your screen and focus on something 20 feet away for about 20 seconds.  This is a simple rule I try to use at work. If I didn’t follow the 20/20/20 rule, I’d be staring at a computer screen for almost eight hours a day.

If the 20/20/20  rule does not seem to help and you still experience blurry vision and irritated eyes, visit the nearest Dr. Tavel location to you. You may be experiencing symptoms of dry eye, which would call for medical attention.

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