If you love the convenience of online shopping, banking, and socializing, there's a good chance you're spending a lot of hours staring at a flickering computer screen. Because so many people do, there's an official name for the eyestrain that can result: computer vision syndrome (CVS). Do any of these sound familiar: dry, burning eyes; aching back, neck, shoulders, or head; blurry vision?
Here's how to take eye protection into your own hands to fend off CVS:
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The leading cause of blindness is an eye disease such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration. Each can be slowed or treated through regular eye exams. On a daily basis, doctors recommend wearing sunglasses to guard against ... damage from the suns ultraviolet rays and using protective goggles during sports and certain household projects to protect against injury. More