Eye Love

We’re looking at screens more than ever these days! Excessive screen usage can cause the eyes to feel very unhappy, strained, dry, irritated and unloved.

What to do? One thing that’s very helpful is practicing the 20-20-20 rule. I read about this a few years back. It was recommended by optometrists:

For every 20 minutes of screen time, look 20 feet away from you for a total of 20 seconds. Twenty seconds is right about the amount of time it takes for the eyes to relax.

More tips:

-If you blink a few times you can generate more natural fluid in the eyes too. Tears regenerate and replenish.

-Drinking green tea during your break may help even more. Green tea contains antioxidants that may help your eyes produce tears for better lubrication.

-Sit a little farther from your screen, at least arm’s length.

-Artifical tears and humidifiers can help keep eyes from getting too dry.

-Set a timer on your phone or watch to remind you to take an eye break.

Eye love when my eyes feel relaxed. Don’t you?

6 Replies to “Eye Love”

    1. Thanks for the comment! I’ve mentioned this in classes but definitely a good time to bring up again (especially this week as our focus is concentration/drishti). Miss you! <3

  1. Lynn, some people who work online all day use something called the Pomodoro Method. Is a productivity method that consists of 25 minutes of heads down work, then 5 minutes of a break three times and then a 15 minute break and start the cycle over again . There are programs that run on one’s computer that handle the timekeeping. It would be good to practice the eye testing exercises you mention during these breaks.

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