2015 DIGITAL EYE STRAIN REPORT by the Vision Council

Thursday, March 17, 2016

According to The Vision Council, "more than 90 percent of adults report using digital devices more than two hours a day, putting them at risk for digital eye strain.

Digital devices are here to stay, yet it is still unknown how all the exposure will impact eyes in the long term. However, even temporary issues such as digital eye strain are taking a toll on technology users, which can have real effects on productivity while causing unnecessary discomfort."

Use Devices Responsibly

• When using handheld devices, make sure to keep them at a safe distance, just below eye level.

• Take a 20-20-20 break: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.

• Remind yourself to blink more often. Staring at a digital screen can affect the number of times you blink, causing eyes to dry.

• Frequently dust and wipe digital screens to help reduce glare.

• Increase text size to better define the content on the screen. Use the settings control to make adjustments that feel comfortable to your eyes.

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