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Digital Eye Strain
Everywhere you turn, a screen is available for viewing. TV's, cell phones, back-up cameras, laptops, tablets, etc, all cause daily eye strain. This strain creates a "stare effect" and decreases the reflex to blink.
Blinking helps lubricate the eyes, wash away debris, and decrease dryness. Decreasing the blink rate by almost 50% by looking at digital devices causes dry eye symptoms to onset quicker than they would otherwise.
When using the computer for long hours, it is recommended to follow the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes, you should look 20 feet away for 20 seconds to avoid digital eye strain.
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