How to combat Eye Strain in the age of Social Media

How to combat Eye Strain in the age of Social Media

How to combat Eye Strain in the age of Social Media

You may be experiencing eyestrain and not even know it. Substantial amounts of time spent on cellphones and computers leads to eyestrain. The most common symptoms are blurred vision, dry eyes, and headaches. The simple fact is that you blink half as often when staring at a device.

Preserve your vision by combating eyestrain using the simple 20/20/20 rule. For every 20 minutes spent on a phone or at a computer, take 20 seconds to look at an object 20 feet away. This distance viewing relaxes the near-vision muscles for a moment.

If you are experiencing trouble with your vision, don’t wait for a recommended eye exam – please visit your eye doctor right away if you believe you are experiencing an infection, injury, or degradation of vision in the eyes. Call us at (503) 581-5287 to book an appointment with Medical Center Eye Clinic if you’re experiencing eye strain in or near Salem, OR.

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