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4 Tips for Avoiding Eye Strain at Work March 21, 2019

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4 Tips for Avoiding Eye Strain at Work, Greece, New York

Optometrists commonly hear about eye pain, headaches, and vision changes after a long day spent staring at a screen. The constant focus on one nearby object, combined with the bright light of the screen, can cause serious eye strain in office workers and others in similar roles. To prevent this, here are a few options for taking care of your eyes.

How to Protect Your Eyes at Work

1. Take Breaks

Frequently throughout the day—preferably every 20 minutes—you should look up from your screen. Find something at least 20 feet away to focus on, and look at it for about 20 seconds, letting your eyes adjust. Then, you can go back to your task. This will temporarily rest your eyes, limiting the chance of strain.

2. Examine Your Work Setup

Sitting too close to your screen or using the wrong settings can increase eye strain. Set your monitor up to about arm's length away from your eyes, with the top of the screen just below eye level, and turn down the screen brightness to a comfortable level. Also, avoid screen glare by turning or tilting your monitor away from light sources.

3. Monitor Dryness

OptometristsWhen you're concentrating hard, you might stop blinking as often as you should, resulting in dry eyes, which can get sore. Make a conscious effort to blink more often and consider using eye drops when you notice irritation.

4. Update Your Contacts or Eyeglasses

If it has been more than a year since you saw an optometrist for an exam, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Lens prescriptions need to be updated frequently to keep up with any changes in your eyes. Once you have your new lenses, make sure to wear them consistently at work.


If you need to see an optometrist for eye strain or a prescription update, contact Reed Eye Associates. Serving Monroe, Wayne, and Genesee counties, they have convenient locations in Batavia, Irondequoit, Newark, Perinton, Greece, and Sodus, NY. Since 1978, they have provided skilled and compassionate eye care, with a commitment to providing the newest and best treatment options. To schedule an appointment with an optometrist, call (585) 409-2020 or send a message online.

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