Many of us spending great deal of our time staring at screen from laptop, computers, smart phones, gaming system and television. This can put a lot of strain on your eyes and can cause eye fatigue. So, when you are using your screen for long time, give your eyes a break.

What is 20-20-20 rule in ergonomics? Does this rule prevent eye strain?

In this rule, every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away. This rule will help you to take frequent breaks. This helps to reduce eye strain that occur by looking at digital screen for too long.

Today, you will learn how to use this rule effectively. With the help of following methods, you can put this rule into practice:

·        While working set an alarm after every 20 minutes as a reminder to take a break.

·        You can also download applications in your smart phones to remind yourself to follow 20-20-20 rule. The protectyourvision and eyecare are some examples.

·        Look out a window at an object that seems far away, like tree or building across the street.

Moreover, you can simply close your eyes for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.

Other equally brilliant ways to protect your eyes-

·        Optimize your monitor’s color temperature like, warm at night and sunlight during the day.

·        Blink more often. It moistens your eyes to prevent dryness and irritation. Try this exercise: every 20 minutes, blink 10 times by closing your eyes.This will rewet your eyes.

·        Keep your screen clean. Dirty screen can also strain your eyes.

At last, taking a break every few minutes will save your vision and health.

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