In our screen-focused society—where we are constantly looking at computers, phones and tablets—eyestrain is becoming increasingly common. In this video, Marc Grossman, OD, LAc, holistic developmental/behavioral optometrist and licensed acupuncturist, lists ways to reduce this stress on your eyes. Limit the amount of time spent looking at computer and other screens. Take a break every 20 minutes, and be sure to blink and breathe when you are in front of a screen. Next, practice palming—gently cupping your hands over the eye sockets to relax and rejuvenate the eyes. Also be sure to use a blue light filter on your glasses or screens to prevent the blue light, with its short wavelength and high energy output, from breaking down eye lenses and retinas. Consider a separate pair of eyeglasses specifically designed for computer screen distance. And be sure to perform basic eye exercises, such as periodically shifting your gaze from side to side or in figure eights, regularly to increase eye flexibility and adaptability

For more valuable information from Dr. Marc Grossman, visit his website, or check out his latest book Natural Eye Care: Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing.

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