All day working on the computer, in between a look at the smartphone, then off home and quickly streaming a few episodes of your favourite series – more and more people spend more and more time in front of screens.
This is pure stress for the eyes, because they were not originally designed to stare at a brightly lit surface at short distances. This has consequences: in addition to a growing number of visual disorders, dry eye is also becoming an increasing problem. By concentrating on a single spot, the number of blinks that renew and evenly distribute the tear film decreases. Mostly, this still happens in offices, which additionally accelerates the drying of the eye surface by the use of heating air or air conditioning systems. Remedial action can be taken by regular breaks without a screen, fresh air, possibly computer glasses and last but not least, eye drops that keep the eye in a healthy balance.