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Eyecare is Self-Care According to Tom S Chang MD

The pandemic has changed the way we see things, literally. Online classes, working from home, distractions on our phones from our day-to-day stress. This change is hard on us, and hard on our eyes as well. Digital eye strain has been a problem for those who need to work with technology daily. Healthcare specialists like ophthalmologist Tom S Chang MD are more and more aware of the change this crisis has brought to everybody´s health. 


The Covid-19 pandemic has only increased the problem across the world, for many at work or school, the only connection they can have is through a computer or phone. It can pretty easily be sucked into a show for several hours, or your work, but it is important to give your eyes a break from looking at a digital device. Tom S Chang MD, suggests taking a break to look away from your digital devices after about 20 minutes. Blue-light blocking glasses can be a lifesaver if you need to work from home. 


It is really helpful to have some activities throughout the day that don’t require a digital device. You can cook, read, play with pets, or meditate. Try doing some of these activities later in the evening as well, because staying away from screens before bed can help you get a better night’s sleep. When we do go out, we wear our masks, and while a mask shouldn’t cause too much eye strain, there are a few things you can do to protect your eyes. According to Tom S Chang MD, getting a properly fitted mask that fits snugly against the nose will be the biggest help since your breath could be directed towards your eyes. Eyecare is self-care.

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