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Dr. Mark Liebetreu warns that too much screen time can result in dry eyes, headaches and trouble sleeping. But blue light blocking glasses can help.

Fashion meets function.

Staring at a computer for hours on end can take it’s toll on your eyes. Should you be wearing blue light blockers to take the pain out of going to the office? Dr. Mark Liebetreu warns that too much screen time can result in dry eyes, headaches and trouble sleeping. But blue light blocking glasses can help.

“Long term use of computer displays can cause dry eyes, and headaches and pain that can sometimes last for hours.”
–Dr. Liebetreu

However, even if you’re using blue light blocking lenses, you should still take breaks from the screen. Dr. Liebetreu recommends the “20/20/20 rule” which states that after 20 minutes of using a digital device you should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Don’t lose sleep over digital eye strain.

Dr. Liebetreu also advises that blue light from your digital device can also impact your quality of sleep. He recommends that you should stop using digital devices at least 2 hours before going to bed so you don’t disrupt your circadian rhythm.

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