What Is The 20/20/20 Rule?
Dr. Jeff Anshell popularized the 20/20/20 rule to help reduce eye strain:
Every 20 Minutes
Stare 20 Feet Away
Blink for 20 Seconds
What Evidence Supports The 20/20/20 Rule?
A 2013 study suggested that the subjects that periodically refocusing on distant objects had less eye strain, blurred vision and dry eyes.
Get An App to Remind Yourself
If you use Chrome, you can get an extension that will help remind you to take a break. I recommend installing the Marinara: Pomodoro® Assistant.
What Are Other Ways To Reduce Eye Strain?
Want to avoid eye strain? Whenever you sit down to look at a screen, remember to follow these ergonomic eye tips.
- Sit an arm’s length from your computer screen.
- Look slightly down at your screen.
- Look for ways to remove glare.
- Blink and do it often.
- Keep your screen clean.