Avoid Eye Strain: Use The 20-20-20 Rule

Avoid Eye Strain: Use The 20-20-20 Rule

Every 20 minutes of staring at the computer screen, look at an object 20 feet or more away for 20 seconds to avoid eye strain.


  • Stare at that object 20 feet away for the full 20 seconds—it takes the full 20 seconds for the eyes to relax.
  • This is a rest break for the eyes.
  • Get up, stretch & drink water.
  • Water helps keep the body & eye tissues hydrated.
  • If you can’t leave your workstation, just make a point to look out the wind ow. This helps keep eye tissues flexible & oxygenated.
  • Also, keep the screen clean. Fingerprints & dust can actually cause more stress to already strained eyes.