Eye Need a Break

From Behind the Pen

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The eyes have it, and the eyes can tell a lot. I needed corrective lenses, eyeglasses, contacts, or both since 4th grade. My optometrist back then told me to study by daylight and not strain my eyes by doing a lot of reading by unnatural light. Eyestrain was giving me headaches but reports are pouring in about the health hazards of eye care.

An uptick in eye problems surged when the pandemic began because more people were working remotely, or in school via Zoom. What’s more alarming is that a host of vision and eye problems such as infections, injuries, and increased nearsightedness is occurring more among children. With the increased usage of Smartphones, computers, e-readers, iPads, and tv screens, digital eye strain is causing more vision problems than before.

Such symptoms include fatigue, dry eye, blurry vision, and headaches. While uncorrected vision problems are a…

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