Did you know that I can predict the future? OK, not exactly but there is something I'm pretty confident will happen. I know that if you stare at your computer screen all day long, your eyes will be dry at the end of the day.
To some patients this feels like dryness but to others it can just feel like fatigue or strain.
Here are my tips to prevent this:
1️⃣ Breaks - every 20-30 minutes, look at something in the distance for at least 20 seconds to relax your focus. It's a lot of work for your eyes to focus up close, give them a break!
2️⃣Blinks - while you're taking your break, blink your eyes. You blink 50% less when you stare at a screen and that leads to dryness. Blink, blink, blink!
3️⃣Add in an artificial tear. Some of my favorites are preservative-free Refresh Relieva, preservative-free Refresh Mega-3, Optase.
Lastly, (and I realize how unrealistic this will sound but I'm going to say it anyway), if you can cut out screen use 2 hours before bed, thats a great way to give your eyes a break.