How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy - Computers and Eyesight
Three experts offer tips to help you overcome a nagging issue. This month: "I stare at screens—TVs, computers, phones—all day, and it's killing my eyes. Help!"
Reported by Melia Robinson
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the July 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
We blink up to two-thirds less often per minute when looking at a screen, which can dry out our eyes, causing irritation. To help maintain a healthy level of moisture and reduce eyestrain, get in the habit of looking at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
—Mark Rosenfield, PhD, professor of clinical education at the State University of New York College of Optometry