Digital eye strain a computer use concern

January 25, 2014

All that time you spend in front of our computers, tablets, and mobile devices could be hurting your eyes.

Researchers say staring at screens for hours a day can cause digital eye strain.

Symptoms include dry, irritated eyes and blurred vision.

However it could cause more severe symptoms include headaches, neck, and shoulder pain.

"A lot of it is created by not blinking," said Dr. Penny Asbell, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Experts say to take frequent breaks when using an electronic device.

Keeping the monitor clean and use a glare-reducing monitor filter can also help.

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