Extended computer use or inadequate or excessive lighting may cause eye strain. Symptoms of eye strain can include headaches, blurred vision and dry eye.
Although you may not be able to change the nature of your job or all the factors that can cause eye strain, you can take steps to reduce eye strain.
Step #1 — Limit your screen time
This one probably seems obvious… but for most of us, it is the hardest to actually stick to.
But even when you have to work for long hours, it’s important to take breaks from your computer, phone, tablet and other screens. Just sit back and close your eyes for a few minutes or take a moment to focus on something in the distance rather than looking at a screen close up. Better yet, get outside and take a walk.