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Submitted by Maureen Krane, R.N.

Eye Fatigue During Computer Use

As our children’s computer time increases, it is always good to observe them for eye fatigue. Highly recommended by eye care specialists, the 20-20-20 rule will help prevent fatigue. This rule suggests that a person take a break every 20 minutes, while focusing on something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. The following link from the American Academy of Ophthalmology discusses screen use in children.

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/screen-use-kids

You may also find many visual exercises online. This webpage has a number of quick and easy exercises detailed which are helpful for overused eyes.

https://www.guidingtech.com/65744/eye-exercises/

Screen time can add up as the day goes on, unbeknownst to us. Knowing the symptoms, as well as the prevention, of eye fatigue will make for a more successful distance learning experience.