Most of us spend so much time looking at screens all the time that we don’t realise how big a problem it can be to our eyesight.
Look at it this way: a study earlier this year from the American Academy of Optometry found that working for just two hours on a laptop caused a significant increase in eye pain and vision problems. So even though 70 percent of people surveyed by the Vision Council refused to admit that their screen time might be messing with their eyes, those of us who spend 8-plus hour workdays in front of computers, or who catch up on our reading on tablets, or who are constantly checking our email on smartphones, have got to be feeling the strain.
Some useful tips to ensure that you develop good habits when staring at screens.
Something I’d like to do but may never pull off: turning off all my screens this christmas season.