A recent article by Jane Brody for the New York Times entitled “Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions” outlines an illness more than 70 million people worldwide are at risk for; Computer Vision Syndrome. According to the article, symptoms include chronic headaches (among other mental/neurological symptoms) and musculoskeletal pain (in the neck, back, etc.). Between 70-90% of people who use computers frequently (for work or leisure) have reported one or more of these symptoms.
Are there any solutions for easing Computer Vision Syndrome? Brody suggests following the 20-20-20 rule, where you take a 20-second break every 20-minutes to look at something 20-feet away from you.
Brody mentions other helpful tips you should check out if you experience Computer Vision Syndrome or think you’re at risk (which includes anyone who looks at a screen for more than three hours a day). Read the rest of her article here.