Working from home is putting a strain on your eyes, but do you know why?

Stephanie Widmer, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who works on the ABC News Medical unit, shares tips to help give your eyes a break after staring at your screen.
3:22 | 03/09/21

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Nearly didn't care here and computers and birthdays while working through homes I have since its exercises for you to help avoid ice to digital eye for an office computer vision. And who is basically irritation restrain that you experienced in your eyes keep staring at computer screens and digital screen. For hours I'm. The blinking laughter staring at a screen. I think getting very dry out they're also working very hard looking back and forth shifting the focus. So my first Cypriot is to remember to take a break and that's easier said than done it really focus on your work. There are some great acts that you could use this kind of help remind you to take a break. But any seeing the sides staring at your screen whether it's reading a book going for a walk if you have a chance to take a break your eyes will really. While you're taking a break he can use warm conferences basically what that says if you're taking. Law. Anderson in some warm hot water if you are contracting and very lightly on your clothes I offer you. You can do this. Some time today are many times as he would like her illness health. Kids really look this doesn't mean on the warm temperature gets the blood money gets years here Doug Cope and here's movie. The slight pressure they're crying helps compress tiny little bland that you having your island. That sick frequently something to help the better than the paid factory. So when in doubt we can do some simple blinking. His eyes blinking actually helped drive more than it helps me through tiny glands in your eyelids and get some of that. Oily substance secretive that hydrate your I think at this year's. Your actually blinking about 66%. Less than you normally would like staring at computer screen it's just something that happens to us mr. concentrated so remembering to blink is something very important. So even minus 1818 when he ruled that is actually a rule that kind of promoted by the American Association about them out. Every twenty minutes ticket 22 break to look at something that's when he'll. But this doesn't give you a chance to relax your eyes are looking at something other than history you're looking for something that's our way clear hot. Straining her eyes are focusing took part. One thing you want to make sure you're 25 inches or Lisa arms pulling away from your computers are not so close stringer died. The other thing you want to do this kind lowering your computers so that it's about 45 inches below the year I feel. It's like you're looking down your screen and the majority of the global here I'd be covered and kind of being shielded from environmental. Factors that will dry out here I completely. Kind of protect me. You can consider looking into special glasses a lot of people are buying new light classes means. They have this blew a huge hit the idea behind that eight filters out blue light certain Wheatley who might have it. Digital devices. I have to say that the science behind blue Lake Placid. Exactly the rate they're not completely proven to be effective. And that's because Digital Life street is more than just a light component it's the effort that your answer exerting throughout the day. But it's a relatively. Harmless intervention in the worst case scenario is he now in fashion accessory and but I think you can make you feel better and more comfortable. That's something you can certainly investing.

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