Avoiding Digital Eye Strain


A NEW SURVEY SHOWS AMERICANS ARE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME ON COMPUTERS AND SMARTPHONES CAUSING DIGITAL EYE STRAIN. CINDY HSU HAS MORE ON WHAT IT IS AND HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY. Reporter: CHRISTOPHER COLLETTE AT THE WORKS IN TECHNOLOGY SALES SO HE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME ON HIS LAPTOP AND SMARTPHONE I WAS HAVING HEADACHES AND EYE STRAIN AND CONSTANTLY BLINKING. Reporter: HE SUFFERS FROM DIGITAL EYE STRAIN. AND NOTES ALONE. A NEW SURVEY FROM THE VISION COUNCIL SHOWS NEARLY 8 IN 10 AMERICANS WHO SUFFER FROM DIGITAL EYE STRAIN USE TWO OR MORE DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME. 10, 12 HOURS A DAY LOOKING UP CLOSE SO IT’S A RELATIVELY NEW PHENOMENON. Reporter: 65% OF AMERICANS SUFFER FROM SYMPTOMS SUCH AS DRY IRRITATED EYES, BLURRED VISION, HEADACHES AS WELL AS NECK AND BACK PAIN, FROM STARING AT SCREENS. I WOULD SAY IT MIGHT EVEN BE HIGHER. Reporter: DR. JESSE LEE SAYS YOU CAN HELP PREVENT DIGITAL EYE STRAIN BY USING THE 20/20/20 RULE. FOR EVERY 20 MINUTES THAT YOU’RE WORKING UP CLOSE TO TAKE A 20-SECOND BREAK TO LOOK AT SOMETHING 20 FEET FURTHER AWAY. THAT JUST ALLOWS YOURS EYES TO RESET AND START BACK FRESH. Reporter: FOR COLLETTI NEW LENSES MADE FOR DIGITAL EYE STRAIN WERE THE ULTIMATE FRESH START. MY EYES UNSTANTLY RELAXED — INSTANTLY RELAXED. Reporter: HE SAID THE STRAIN IS GONE. CINDY HSU, CBS 2 NEWS. DOCTORS SAY PUSHING YOUR SCREEN FURTHER BACK AND

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