sore, tired or burning eyes
blurred or double vision
watery or dry eyes
If you have, it’s likely the result of eye strain, which happens when your eyes get tired from intense use.
Luckily, it can be remedied with a helpful trick called the 20-20-20 rule:
Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Want to take it to the next level?
If you’re willing, and your schedule allows, challenge yourself to not only look away from your computer screen every 20 minutes, but to actually get up and move around. Grab a cup of coffee. Walk over to your coworker’s cube and chat for a few minutes. Make a phone call while you stroll outside.
Regardless, just get moving! Not only will moving around reduce eye strain, but it keeps you active during an otherwise sedentary period, increasing alertness and leading to higher productivity.
Have you tried the 20-20-20 rule? Does it work for you?
After or during a long day of working at a computer, have you experienced any of the following?