5 Ways to Prevent Computer Eyestrain

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Hey, Dr. Oz here with a smart health tip for you. Many of us spend hours everyday staring at a flickering computer screen that can cause dry burning eyes, blurry vision, and even headaches, and neck pain, and you know what? Shoulder pain too. There's even a name for it, it's called Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS. And here's how you can protect your eyes, look down, not up, position your monitor towards center at about 4-8 inches below your eye level.

That will help keep your neck and your shoulders comfortable, take a break every 15 minutes to rest your eyes. Look side to side, then glance into the distance, stand up at least every two hours, and walk around and let your eyes wander, and you can use eye drops. You blink less when you stare to the screen and that can cause dry eye, use preserved or free artificial tears if you need to, and check your glasses, be sure they help you focus comfortably on computer type that's 20-26 inches away.

You can ask your optometrist about computer glasses. Make these simple changes and it will be working more comfortably in no time at all. For more ways to stay well, watch all of our smart health tips, right here.