Digital Eye Strain

All that time in front of computers, tablets, and mobile devices may contribute to severe eye strain.
3:00 | 01/25/14

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Ensure®. Nutrition in charge™. A new study. What are we doing to our eyes staring at all those devices these days. Here tonight ABC's aditi. Reporter: A side effect of the digital age. All the time we spend in front of our computers, tablets and mobile devices. How much time do you spend on your devices? Five or six hours. Reporter: Researchers stay staring at the screens for hours can cause digital eye strain. They can get headaches and feel if their eyes are dry or itchy. Reporter: Showing nearly 70% of American adults have experienced the syndrome. Experts say an increasing number of children also showing symptoms which include dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, headaches and neck and shoulder pain. More severe symptoms include headache and neck and shoulder pain. Experts say those sides effects are less common. Do your eyes get tired? Yes. Do you get dry eyes? Yes. Do you get neck and shoulder pain? Sometimes, yes. Reporter: The reduced contrast and glare electronic screen can strain your eyes more than a book. A lot of it is created by blinking. Reporter: Further research is needed. You sound like a doctor out there asking the gentleman his symptoms. They do give us add size on how to give our eyes a break. That's right. Suggesting following the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away. And way "20/20." Yes.

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