The 20/20/20 rule is a common exercise you can perform to help alleviate symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Every 20 minutes, relax your eyes by looking at something about 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This gives your eyes a chance to blink and relax before diving into your next session of up-close work.
How you sit at your desk can impact your vision while you work. To help maintain comfortable eyes:
- Keep your monitor about an arm’s length away and slightly below your line of sight.
- Adjust your seat so that your knees are level with your hips.
- Keep your hands level with your elbows while you work.
Artificial tears are another fantastic way to alleviate your computer vision syndrome symptoms quickly. However, make sure you speak to one of our doctors before purchasing any over-the-counter products.