New research from the
The research, released at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in
Compounding the figures was the finding in the report that 41 per cent of adults have never tried, or don’t know how to reduce their digital eye strain.
‘While our eyes are not ideally equipped to look at digital screens for extended periods of time, there are simple precautions that can prevent the discomfort that many experience while using popular devices – and allow us to continue using these technologies without the risk of digital eye strain,’ said
The Vision Council’s medical advisory board’s main recommendations were to take 20-second screen breaks every 20 minutes and focus on something 20 feet away, use specialist computer lenses and position and use devices at optimal viewing distances and angles. For computer monitors, this was said to be about an arm’s length away with the screen flat, and smartphones should be held below eye level at a comfortable distance.
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