During this period where we have quite a bit of extra time to spend in front of a screen, it helps to know how to keep your eyes safe and healthy.

According to The Vision Council, the eye strain can come after only two-hours in front of a screen.

I realized I had a form of Digital Eye Strain about two years ago. Working two jobs, one starting at 5:30 in the morning and my second one ending at about 9:00 at night, I was in front of a screen at least 10 hours a day.

My symptoms included extremely dry, painful eyes in the mornings, headaches even when I wasn't in front of a screen and mild insomnia.

The Vision Council says the symptoms I experienced, as well as blurred vision and pain in the neck and shoulders are also common.

Here are some ways to combat Digital Eye Strain or at least deal with symptoms.

Preventing Digital Eye Strain

For more information on eye strain, check out the data from The Vision Council and Mayo Clinic.

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