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How to reduce or prevent eye fatigue

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Eye strain is so common that it has probably impacted all of us at some point in our lives. However using a computer for work or school and looking at your phone for a prolonged time during the day can increase the likelihood of experiencing fatigued eyes. Eye fatigue occurs when our eyes are tired after intense use such as looking at a fixed object for a long time without taking regular breaks, but what can you do to prevent the uncomfortable symptoms that come with eye strain?

Taking breaks

A simple way to reduce eye fatigue is to take regular breaks throughout the day from looking at your screen. Use the tried and tested 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds, it’s easy to look at your phone for 20 minutes straight so try this throughout the day to give your eyes a rest.

20-20-20 rule

Eye yoga

Take part in eye yoga, anywhere, anytime. Look to the left, hold the position, repeat looking right. Look up, hold the position, repeat looking down. Repeat 4 times, closing your eyes and relaxing in between.

Wear glasses enhanced for digital screens

Mobile phone screens refresh up to 60 times per a second. Each refresh results in your eyes having to refocus on the pixelated screen. That’s a lot of work and it’s no wonder that it can lead to tired eyes. We have a solution for all glasses wearers and non-prescription wearers.

Under 40?

Eyezen single vision lenses are enhanced for mobile phones. They support your eyes visual efforts and therefore prevent or reduce eye fatigue

Over 40?

Varilux Digitime varifocals are enhanced for digital screens including a boost for your eyes when looking at mobile phones to support you throughout the day.

Due to the explosion in the use of digital devices over the last decade, our eyes are still trying to adapt to simple lifestlye change. By giving your eyes the rest and the support they need you are sure to prevent and reduce eye fatigue all day, every day. Keep doing what you love without the feeling of tired eyes.

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