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Barbara Shang M.D.'s 3 Tips You Can Do NOW To Help Prevent Eye Strain
3 Tips You Can Do
NOW To Prevent
Dr. Barbara Shang, M.D.
Eye Physician and Surgeon at OC Eye Center in Irvine, CA
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.