The 20/20/20 rule is a great little acronym to remember when trying to deal with excessive eyestrain at work. If you spend a large portion of your workday on a computer or doing paperwork, then this rule can help to prevent or reduce the onset of those frontal & temporal stress headaches that you may be experiencing. It may also help to eliminate that blurry vision you experience on the drive home.
Patients who have extended near point demands for work or hobbies can actually develop a pseudo-nearsighted posture by the end of a long session. This can result in patients thinking that their eyesight has gotten worse, when really their eye muscles are just over worked and tired.
So remember – 20/20/20
- Take a break every 20 minutes
- Look at something 20 feet away
- Look at it for at least 20 seconds
If none of these tips help, please make an appointment to see an eye care professional as soon as possible.