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Near-Work Induced Transient Myopia

Dr. Arturo Chayet shares information about the damaging effects of the excessive use of electronics and recommends the 20-20-20 Rule.

Have you ever thought about how many hours a day you spend in front of a screen? During that time, how many breaks do you take to rest your eyes?

Take a moment to think about how much time you spend each day concentrating your attention on an electronic device. Between the time spent in front of a computer for work and the hours of entertainment available on smartphones, it is all too easy to spend hours looking at a screen. Booming social media platforms and the enormous amount of creative content that is made available every day tempt us to spend our free time scrolling between photos and videos, but did you know that this can affect your vision?

Near-Screen Use Strains Eyes

By spending long periods of our days in front of a screen, we force our eyes to focus closely. When this happens day after day, it can affect the lens of the eye, causing a condition called Near-Work Induced Transient Myopia (NITM).

Dr. Arturo Chayet took a moment to tell us more about this condition and recommend actions we can take such as the 20-20-20 rule.

Watch our video and learn more about Near-Work Induced Transient Myopia and the 20-20-20 rule. It’s up to you to take charge of your habits and take preventative measures to protect your eyes.