When was the last time you spent the whole day working in the field, using all your muscles until you were exhausted? Chances are you instead spend most days staring at a computer screen while sitting at a desk without moving for hours at a time. There are lots of occupational hazards of being a desk jockey, and digital eye strain is at the top of the list.
Sitting all day is really bad for your body. You can develop all kinds of physical ailments, from poor circulation to an imbalanced spine. But staring at a computer screen all day can harm your eyes just as much. Digital eye strain can cause dry eyes, fatigue, and headaches. To combat this common problem, make sure you look up from your computer once in awhile. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. Learn more about combating digital eye strain from this infographic!