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WFH life takes a toll on your eyes

The work-from-home life comes with pros and cons. Sure, there’s no commute…but that computer beckoning you to put in longer hours adds up to more time staring at a screen. And that can cause eyestrain, dry eyes, blurry vision and trouble focusing at a distance.

To protect your eyes:

  • Keep your glasses or contacts prescription updated and appropriate for looking at a computer screen.

  • Talk to your doctor about computer glasses if eye strain persists.

  • Avoid glare from windows and lights. Use an anti-glare screen if needed.

  • If your eyes are dry, blink more and use artificial tears.

  • Use the 20/20/20 guide: rest your eyes every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

  • Set an alarm to get up every 2 hours and take a 15-minute break.

You might even try reclaiming your former commute time by dedicating a block on your schedule for important self-care, including your precious eye sight.


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