If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.
Fairway Eye Center spoke to KSHB Channel 41‘s Alyson Bruner about the importance of eye exams. The time on spent digital devices is a concern as kids head back to school. We see at least one patient a day with eye strain issues like headaches, dry eyes and other problems from too much screen time.
Statistics from the American Optometric Association:
- Over 70% of vision problems goes undetected during vision screenings
- There are an estimated 10 million children in the US with undiagnosed vision problems that can affect learning and development
- Only 7% of US kids get an eye exam by the time they are starting 1st grade