Most of us spend a portion if not all of our day gazing into the pixelated screen of our computer, cell phone, or tablet. The eye tends to want to focus on the composing pixels on the screen and with extensive use, can cause eye fatigue and headaches. Sometimes the level of discomfort increases with the level of use of digital devices as we tend to blink less when staring at a computer screen. The result of these headaches and eye stress is called Computer Vision Syndrome or digital eye strain.
With the average person spending 7 hours a day on the computer, it is wise to follow the 20-20-20 rule. Take a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away every 20 minutes. As our lives grow ever more reliant on our digital devices we must protect our eyes and minds with proper rests while using our computerized gadgets.