Protect Your Eyes from Monitor Strain with the 20-20-20 Trick

By February 7, 2011 2 Comments

Hot off the (video) presses from the Today show is a technique / bit of advice to protect your eyes from the strain of using a computer all day every day: the 20-20-20 trick. It’s easy: every 20 minutes, just take a 20 second break to focus your eyes on something 20 feet away from you. Dr. Keri Peterson also advises that the top of your computer monitor(s) should be level with your eyes, so looking at the whole of your screen causes your eyes to look down a bit. This lets your eyelids come down a little more, and helps prevent dryness. Also (note to self), don’t forget to blink your eyes.

Alex Chousmith

Alex has been building with Ninthlink since '06, and a San Diegan since the turn of the century. A background of Mathematics – Computer Science / Interdisciplinary Computing & Arts from UCSD, plus Drupal / WordPress / jQuery / CSS3 / HTML5 / bass guitar / homebrew skill, powers him to get the job done, no matter what.


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