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Barbara Shang M.D.'s 3 Tips You Can Do NOW To Help Prevent Eye Strain

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Barbara Shang, M.D. is a board certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. She runs her own medical practice located in Irvine, CA 92618.

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Barbara Shang M.D.'s 3 Tips You Can Do NOW To Help Prevent Eye Strain

  1. 1. 3 Tips You Can Do NOW To Prevent Eye Strain Dr. Barbara Shang, M.D. Eye Physician and Surgeon at OC Eye Center in Irvine, CA
  2. 2. With more of our time spent looking at the monitor, tablet or smartphone, our eyes can experience increasing eye strain. Some of the symptoms of digital eye strain aka computer vision syndrome include eye fatigue, pain, neck strain and headaches.
  3. 3. So How Do You Prevent It?
  4. 4. 1.BLINK People usually blink less when focusing on their monitors Topical lubrication or prescription drops can also help with the problems associated with dry eyes. Increased blinking can bring extra moisture to your eyes.
  5. 5. 2. Follow “The 20-20-20 Rule” The 20–20–20 rule advises you to look away from the screen every 20 minutes at a distance of 20 feet or greater for at least 20 seconds.
  6. 6. 3. Eliminate Glare To help eliminate glare, the light source or window should NOT be directly in your line of sight. Direct sunlight or other bright lights contribute to eye strain and fatigue.
  7. 7. Starting with good habits can decrease the likelihood of having severe symptoms and prevent further worsening of the condition. Although many hours a day in front of the computer may be unavoidable, there are steps you can take that will help reduce computer vision syndrome and its impact on your eyes.
  8. 8. About Dr. Barbara Shang, M.D. • Dr. Barbara Shang is a board certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. She runs her own medical practice called OC Eye Center where she gives comprehensive. It’s located in 15785 Laguna Canyon Rd, Suite 350 Irvine, CA 92618.

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