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Expert reveals how to prevent eye soreness from too much screen time
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Expert reveals how to prevent eye soreness from too much screen time

The expert has provided his tips in a TikTok video.

An expert has revealed how to prevent eye soreness - something a lot of us suffer from after way too much screen time.

With the modern world we live in, I think we are all guilty of spending many hours on a screen every day.

Of course, a lot of people's jobs involve staring at a computer screen for the entire work day (myself included!).

But how many of us who are on computers at work then go home and watch YouTube on our phones all evening? I think a lot of folks will be the first to admit that.

And too much screen time can be bad for the eyes - with symptoms such as soreness being a common occurrence.

Thankfully, one medical doctor is on hand to help with the prevention of eye soreness from too much screen time.

In a video uploaded to TikTok under the handle @drleviharrison, Dr. Levi Harrison suggests a few eye exercises you can do to relieve them of digital strain.

So, first of all you need to make sure you're seated with your back straight and 'posture corrected'.

Eye soreness is a problem for a lot of us.
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Then the doctor explained how you need to look up and down, side-to-side, doing so while remaining seated.

Next, you'll want to roll your eyes around clockwise and counter-clockwise for another set of ten rotations.

Alongside that, the expert recommends squeezing your eyes tightly for five to ten seconds, of which you should do twice.

"These really basic exercises will help minimise the pain that you have in your eyes, especially if you do an extreme amount of screen time throughout the day," Dr Harrison said.

"Use this to get better, feel better, and have happy, healthy eyes."

Many have flocked to the comments section of the TikTok video, with the vast majority thanking the eye expert for his help.

"Man the pain went away so quickly. Thank you," one person commented, while a second added: "Omg this for real works thank u man."

Viewers are praising the doctor.

"This was the only thing that helped!! Thank you!!" a third remarked.

Eye problems caused by excessive screen time could be a sign of Computer Vision Syndrome.

Symptoms of the disorder includes dry and itchy eyes, blurred vision, and headaches.

Though you do not necessarily need to be worried if you have these symptoms, as studies have show between 50 percent and 90 percent of people who work behind a computer screen experience at least some symptoms.

However, if you are at all concerned, you should of course consult a medical professional.

Topics: Health