The Best Way To Stare At Screens All Day

Our lives are just full of screens these days, and there’s little one can do to avoid them. So what’s the best way to spend 10 to 14 hours in front of screens? Fortunately, there don’t seem to be any long-term vision or eye-health issues related to the dry, achy, itchy sensations you feel after all that screen time in a day. Dr. Joshua Dunaief, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine adds, however, that it is theoretically possible we could find out years from now that too much screen-time messes with our eyes or vision. But for now, short-term symptoms—like headaches, eye pressure and dry eyes—are your biggest worries. To prevent these issues, turn down your screen’s brightness to as low a level as you can while still seeing things clearly, maintain proper space between your eyes and your screens, customize your eyeglasses or contact-lens prescription for screen use, and take regular breaks from staring at your screens in order to give your eyes time to rest and rehydrate. (Time