Dry, sore, and itchy eyes are not just due to hay fever. They can also be caused by prolonged exposure to screens.
Today, many of us spend hours in front of computer screens. With technology such an integral part of our daily lives, our eyes are taking a battering, more so than ever before.
Away from work, you probably spend many hours looking at your smartphone, tablet, and TV, so your eyes never get a break.
So what can you do to prevent or at least reduce the problem?
Give your dry, sore, and itchy eyes a break
When staring at a screen for hours and long periods, your blink frequency and can lead to dry, sore and itchy eyes. It doesn’t sound like a major problem, but it is annoying and unpleasant.
To remedy the situation, make sure you drink plenty of water to help keep mucus membranes hydrated and use eye drops for short-term relief.
Another great bit of advice is to stick to the 20/20/20 rule.
For every 20 minutes you spend looking at a screen you should look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
You see, it’s the small things that make the difference.
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