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How often should you rest from staying in front of computer?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Every so often

A common rule is 20/20 -- 20 sec break every 20 min.
If the text is too small, you can adjust the size, and the distance from the monitor, and the lighting. 30 minute breaks to do something else in between is also a good way to avoid fatigue.

In brief: Every so often

A common rule is 20/20 -- 20 sec break every 20 min.
If the text is too small, you can adjust the size, and the distance from the monitor, and the lighting. 30 minute breaks to do something else in between is also a good way to avoid fatigue.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Computer

20 minutes. Take frequent breaks, look at something out the window, use some artificial tears, close the eyes for a minute or two.

In brief: Computer

20 minutes. Take frequent breaks, look at something out the window, use some artificial tears, close the eyes for a minute or two.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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