During these days when so many of us are spending increased hours working or communicating in front of a home computer or another digital screen, it’s particularly important for those living with glaucoma to be aware of concerns regarding excessive digital use. Dry eyes, watery eyes, blurred vision, and increased sensitivity to light are some of the most common symptoms of constant computer use.
Simple adjustments such as choosing a display setting with an anti-glare feature and pointing your monitor away from a window can drastically aid readability as glare and incorrect contrast levels can impact a patient’s vision.
And maybe most important, take regular breaks if you find yourself working with computers, tablets, or anything that displays digital images for the majority of the day. Here’s an easy formula – every 20 minutes, try to focus on something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.