Health Tips: I Can See Clearly Now…

Days at work in front of a screen can be followed up by nights on the home computer, leading the American Optometric Association to coin the term “computer vision syndrome.”

Here are a few ways to fight it, courtesy of leading integrative eye care practi­tioner Edward Kondrot, MD.

Nutrition: Try vision formulas (including Vision Saver) and a homeopathic herb called Ruta graveolens (aka rue, common rue, or herb-of-grace).

Blinking: Blink often and slowly to keep eyes moistened.

Avoid light: Use less screen light to avoid straining your eyes.

20 – 28: The optimal distance for a screen from your eyes is 20 – 28 inches. And make sure the screen is free of glares.

Look away: Strive for a 15-minute break every two hours, and look away from the screen for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.