Feel Good Friday! 20/20/20 Rule

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Friday, August 25, 2023

Annalisa Davenport

In addition to our weekly run-down posts that are sent out every Monday afternoon, we are now adding an additional weekly post every Friday to help you all feel-good! These posts will be short articles related around either a feel good news report OR a tip or trick that you can add to your workday to help you feel better!

Today's Feel Good Friday article will focus around the 20/20/20 rule!

What is the 20/20/20 rule? Here's the breakdown:

Every 20 minutes, look away from your screens ( phones, desktop, laptops, IPads, etc) for at least 20 seconds and focus on something at least 20 feet away. 

The purpose behind this rule is to allow your eyes to refocus and gives your eyes and mind a break from deep screen focus. Digital screens make our eyes work harder due screen glare, contrast between letters and backgrounds, and intensified screen brightness so it's important to give our eyes a break from long exposure of screen time. In severe enough cases, individuals can suffer from a condition known as computer vision syndrome (CVS) or digital eyestrain syndrome. 

If you are an employee who's job requires them to be behind a screen for most of the day, make sure to follow the 20/20/20 rule and take short breaks away from the screen! If you can afford to take longer breaks away from the screen, for example during your lunch break or choosing to make an in-person meeting versus a virtual meeting, take advantage of it! For more tips on how to protect your eyes while at work visit the American Optometric Association website! 

Article Sources

American Optometric Association

American Academy of Ophthalmology 


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