Computer Eyestrain: Men Say It’s a Bigger Problem for Them

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The results are in from a online survey sponsored by the American Optometric Association.  It seems that men and women seem to see the world differently – at least when it comes to reporting computer eyestrain. Source: www.medicinenet.com

The numbers are relatively close.  Fifty-nine percent of men compared to 53% of women say that they have vision problems from spending too much time looking at a screen.  Over 50% of all respondents say that they take breaks every half hour or hour, but women are more likely to take a break every 20 minutes.

Less than 20% of people do take breaks every 20 minutes as we at Natural Eye Care recommend to prevent computer eyestrain.

Other tips to ward off computer eyestrain:

  • Frequently look at something more than 20 feet away.
  • Blink regularly to keep your eyes moist.

See more tips on preventing computer eyestrain and an important warning on the connection between computer time and glaucoma.