Eye drops are one of the most common ways to manage digital eye strain. We recommend speaking to your eye doctor before using over-the-counter products to ensure you don’t use any eye drops that could damage or harm your eyes.
Adjusting your workplace ergonomics can also help reduce digital eye strain. When you’re at your desk:
- Ensure your monitor is facing away from sources of light to reduce glare.
- Position your screen at arm’s length and just a little below eye level.
- Adjust your screen brightness to match your room’s lighting.
The 20-20-20 Rule
Another great way to manage digital eye strain is to practice the 20-20-20 rule.
Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to look at something about 20 feet away. This practice gives your eyes time to blink and reinforce your tear film.