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Dry Eye Disease In Gamers

Imagine the excitement of exploring exotic worlds, blowing up enemies, and advancing to the next level. This is the focus, enchantment, and thrill that gamers know. It’s what keeps them coming back day after day. It’s not without its risks. Many things worth enjoying in life do have risks. How can we recognize and minimize the chances of developing Gamer Eye Syndrome?

  1. Follow the 20/20/20 rule and pause your game every 20 minutes and look at something more than 20 feet away for 20 seconds to alleviate Computer Vision Syndrome

  2. Adjust the lighting in your room so that it’s not pitch dark or overly sunny, which will help reduce glare and ease the burden on your eyes

  3. If you start noticing your eyes getting dry after an intensive period of staring at the screen, it’s possible that you have a Reduced Eye Blink Rate. Take a break, relax, and tune in to your natural blinking.

  4. Do you notice red eyes, dry eyes, or tired or irritated eyes while working on a computer? You may have Office Eye Syndrome. Reduce glare by adjusting lights and repositioning your monitor, take eye breaks, stay hydrated, especially if your office is dry from heating or air conditioning or vents need adjusting

  5. Wet your eyes with artificial eye drops as needed. If one kind doesn’t work, you may need to speak to an expert about which type of drops will work best for you.

In all, get to know your body and eyes. Get curious about when they’re worse, and make the necessary adjustments in your environment and habits. After all, these are your eyes.

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