It’s almost impossible to go through the day without looking at a digital screen whether it’s your personal device or a computer monitor. Computer Vision Syndrome and dry eyes have been on the rise with the increased demand of the use of these technological devices.
What is the 20-20-20 rule? Simple. It’s a handy tool you can use at work or at home to reduce eye fatigue. Being surrounded by screens – from laptops to desktops to cell phones, TVs and tablets – our eyes are experiencing more screen time than any time in history, and it’s taking a toll.
For those of us addicted to our mobile devices, apps have been developed to help us combat our unconscious habits. Apple users can rejoice since iOS 12, coming out by the end of this year, will have a built in feature to help monitor and limit one’s screen time on their device.
Android users have various apps to help manage our usage of our phones such as:
- ScreenTime Parental Control
All these apps are free to download and can be used for Apple devices as well.
Designed to reduce eye fatigue, the 20-20-20 rule says that every 20 minutes of screen time, you should look away at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. These regular screen breaks give your eyes some much-needed rest and help prevent eye strain.
Follow the instructions of the infographic below to put this easy, practical tip into use every day.