Amidst the smorgasbord of gadgets and gadgets found in the many conferences and exhibits surrounding International CES 2016 , digital eye fatigue is one of the last topics one would expect to see at an exhibit booth. In the above interview, CooperVision’s Michele Andrews, OD, Director, North America Professional & Academic Affairs, discusses how the gadgets that give us the ability to see things through electronic eyes put a strain on our ability to see the real world. Too much screen time can negatively impact us in other subtle ways, such as headaches, difficulty focusing on tasks and sluggishness.
Andrews explains that CooperVision has a program to raise awareness among suppliers and consumers of the strain that consumer electronic devices put on our eyeballs.
The above link highlights the symptoms, the typical sufferers and tips for how to avoid strain, such as their 20-20-20 rule, which is, “Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.” The site even has links to some useful programs to decrease the impact and help follow the 20-20-20 rule. In this ubiquitous screen world we now inhabit, CooperVision’s advice is well worth heeding and passing along.