Infographic: How communicators can avoid digital eye strain

The average person spends 10 hours a day sitting, which can strain eyes, bodies and minds. ‘Desk jockeys’ in particular should take precautions to stave off computer vision syndrome.

Whether you’re watching a Netflix marathon or working on a desktop for an extended period of time, sedentary activities can wreak havoc on your body.

Communicators can share this infographic with patients and pass it along to co-workers. Who isn’t guilty of hunching over a screen for hours and dealing with repercussions such as sore necks, stiff legs and dry eyes?

Computer vision syndrome is commonly known as digital eye strain. The condition is the result of prolonged use of computers, tablets, e-readers, cellphone screens and TVs.

According to the infographic, reading on a computer screen could bring more harm to the eyes than reading traditional print, because people:

  • Blink less, causing dry eyes

  • View screens at improper distances and angles

  • Combat more glare and reflections

  • Deal with low-contrast light and text

What are the symptoms of computer vision syndrome? Take a look at the infographic below:

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