How to Keep Computer Screens From Destroying Your Eyes

August 20, 2015 Updated: August 20, 2015

Eye strain from hours of screen time can result in eye irritation, dryness, fatigue or blurred vision, and such problems are increasingly common, according to a new report.

The first step is admitting that you have a problem (a #firstworldproblem, if you’d like, but a problem nonetheless). From there, experts recommend some easy ways to protect your eyes during media binges:

  • Reduce glare by cleaning your screen and making sure it’s the most brightly glowing thing in the room. 
  • Sit an arm’s length away from your computer screen. The screen shouldn’t be tilted, and should be positioned right below eye level.
  • “Remind yourself to blink.”
  • Every 20 minutes, give yourself 20 seconds to check out what’s going on 20 feet away from you.
  • Consider buying a pair of glasses made specifically for computer use. 

This article was originally published on www.theatlantic.com. Read the complete article here.

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