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For us optometrists, the 20/20/20 rule is an important tool used to prevent eye strain and fatigue.

Do you know what this rule consists of? 

This rule of thumb encourages users to take regular breaks from a digital device and look away from the screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds at a point in the room that is 20 feet away.

That’s why the 20/20/20 rule is so important. Why don’t you give it a try? 

All that you have to do is, every 20 minutes, look away from your digital device and focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. 

This simple act can help prevent digital eye strain, allowing your eyes to relax and refocus. 

By following this rule, individuals can reduce the risk of developing digital eye strain, which can cause discomfort, dryness, and blurred vision. Digital eye strain is a common problem for individuals who spend long hours looking at digital screens. Can you relate? 

The symptoms caused can include headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, and blurred vision. And these can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life and can even lead to more serious eye conditions.

At Mac Nally Opticians, we encourage our patients to follow the 20/20/20 rule to reduce their risk of developing digital eye strain. 

We have a variety of lenses that can ease your eye strain and tiredness as well as some beautiful frames to suit all styles and wants.

Book your eye test with us at Mac Nally opticians today!