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Digital eye strain causing problems, after hours of looking at screens

Growing number of users suffer from digital eye strain, according to the Vision Council
By: Michael Hatamoto | Health Technology News | Posted: Jan 12, 2015 8:56 pm

Millions of Americans are at risk of digital eye strain, with 30 percent of adults using a digital device for nine or more hours per day, according to the Vision Council. Due to increased PC, smartphone, tablet, and other electronics usage, 61 percent of Americans suffer from dryness, blurred vision, irritation, and other vision-related problems, according to the Vision Council study.




Almost seventy percent of Millennials suffer from some type of digital eye strain, which is higher than Gen Xers (63 percent) and Baby Boomers (57 percent).


Study authors recommend tech users create a more ergonomic workspace, that reinforces proper posture, centering digital displays in front of the chair, keeping arms-length away from the screen, and minimizing screen glare. Also, it's recommended to take a 20-second break every 20 minutes, while looking at something at least 20 feet away from the screen.


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