Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is the term for eye problems related to looking at electronic screens; it include symptoms like eyestrain, irritation, and blurred vision. There are a number of factors that contribute to CVS, but a big one appears to be dry eyes. When we stare at our screens we blink less often than we normally do, causing our eyes to dry out.
Luckily there is an easy way to help keep your eyes happy, it’s called 20-20-20. Every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This gives your eyes a chance to relax and blink a few times, helping to avoid dry eyes and eye strain. Even better, you can stand up and shift positions while looking away from your screen and help your whole body avoid problems associated with staying in the same pose for too long.
So keep your eyes happy and give them a break, look up and focus on something far away from you.