Solving the Staring Problem

I have had 20/20 vision for my entire life. No glasses, no contacts, no vision problems whatsoever. However, last summer I began working two jobs that included sitting at a desk and working on the computer for 10 hours a day. Once classes began in the fall, I continued working at my PR internship three days a week, where I continued to spend long periods of time looking at a computer screen.

Eventually, about two months ago, I started getting horrible headaches, and it hurt to read anything on the computer screen without squinting. I knew my body, and I knew it was time to go to the doctor and get it figured out. As I suspected, I needed glasses. Thankfully, they are only necessary while I’m sitting at my computer, and the eye doctor filled me in on what I had been doing wrong at work: not giving my eyes a break.

Now, as I’ve started my full-time job at Obsidian, I have been trying my best to keep my eyes healthy while at my desk. Glasses or not, I would suggest that everyone who has a desk job and spends much of their time at a computer follow these tips:

Although mine was an extreme case, most people who work at computers experience some sort of eye exhaustion and stress. Make sure to keep yourself healthy during the workday – your productivity will increase as your eye strain and headaches decrease. Sounds like a win-win solution to me!