With the beginning of the school year, work in front of screens intensifies. In this context, optometrists recommend taking precautions.
“This demanding framework for our vision in front of screens has mainly brought visual and musculoskeletal (postural) disorders, as well as other disorders, such as psychosocial or mental ones,” the professionals point out.
From the Visual Health Program for all that depends on the Faculty of Exact Sciences of the UNLP, they work on prevention and recommendations to take care of vision.
The Visual Health work teams emphasize prevention practices and good use of our vision to avoid Eye Fatigue Syndrome: have the optical correction updated to avoid unnecessary focusing efforts and use the recommended optical filters; blink regularly and completely, as fixing the screens reduces the frequency of blinking and causes symptoms of dry eyes (grit, itching). It is also recommended to stop and walk a few meters every 90 minutes of uninterrupted work.