With so many children and college students attending school online, and adults working from home, you may be wondering about how to keep your eyes healthy. Having so much screentime can cause eye strain and the Blue Light has been shown in research to affect mood, memory, and performance.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recommends blinking often and following the 20-20-20 rule – every 20 minutes look away from the computer at something that’s 20 feet away for 20 seconds. AAO has a full list of recommendations for reducing eye strain while using digital devices and more specific recommendations for children who are using screens are available on their webpage.
Maintaining overall eye health is important as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends protecting your vision by scheduling regular eye examinations, choosing to eat healthy foods like leafy greens, keeping track of your family’s eye history, wearing sunglasses, and quitting smoking.
Some devices have Blue Light filters, but purchasing a pair of glasses that filter Blue Light can make a big difference in eye health, sleep quality, and mental health.
Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC Edited by Dr. Justin Groode
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