Using multiple devices at the same time can cause digital eye strain

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Straining those eyes because you're trying to keep up with your phone, laptop and TV all at the same time?

Did you know that looking at gadgets all day may be causing more harm to your eyes than you think?

"Digital eye strain is a real phenomenon especially because nowadays people are on all kinds of devices," says Richard Ou, an Ophthalmologist with the Houston Eye Associates.

Digital eye strain is the physical discomfort felt after prolonged exposure to digital screens. New research from the Vision Council found that three quarters of people who use multiple devices at the same time report symptoms of eye strain.

From neck and back pain, to headache to blurred vision and dry eyes, Dr. Ou says the easiest way to stop the strain is to breaks every fifteen minutes.

"Just look down the hall, because what that does when you look far away is relax that muscle and when you can relax that muscle it relives some of that strain," said Ou.

Some other tips mentioned by the ophthalmologist are to get  proper rest, wear reading glasses and use eye drops for dry eyes.

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