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I’ve been wearing glasses and/or contact lenses since high school. And before I became an entrepreneur, I was a slave to the world of cubicles so my eyes have been in struggle mode for what feels like most of my life. After writing all day and having to attend swanky events in the city I wanna look and feel my best. Throughout the years I’ve learned a few tricks, especially while being a freelancer. And because I love you like fresh buttered honey biscuits, today I’m sharing my tips on how to relieve your dry eyes symptoms resulting from computer eyestrain.
Use eye drops
When I’m not wearing my contacts I use eye drops. My go-to drops are SYSTANE® Complete Eye Drops (the SYSTANE® brand is the #1 doctor recommended eye drops). Because I’m looking at my computer screen and my phone for hours on end I’m plagued with dry eyes. These drops help to replace the moisture that disappears from my eyes. I keep them in my purse for instant relief when my tired eyes start to burn or sting (because duh, they’ve been open all day). For me, it’s the difference between complete misery and extensive comfort. It’s crazy to think that over 30 million people in the US suffer from dry eyes.
Take a break
I like to use the 20-20-20 rule. So for every 20 minutes, you take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. This also lets me think about the next task I have to complete. Blinking often helps too! Staring at computer screens for long periods of time can dry our eyes and cause irritation.
Keep a clean screen
Just like your eyes need extra care and moisture, your computer needs love too. Clean your monitor regularly to get all of that nasty dust away. You could also purchase an anti-glare screen if you’re feeling fancy.
Because our eyes are super important to our quality of life we really have to pay attention to the amount of time we spend looking at screens. Use my tips above to add a bit of comfort to your daily workload.
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