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Technology is now more a necessity than a luxury, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a survey from MyVision, 36% of Americans are now using technology more regularly at work, compared to a few years ago. In fact, almost one in four (38%) say they spend more than eight hours a day looking at screens for their jobs.
29% of Americans feel that working from home is actually making their eyesight worse. Others are facing issues such as eye strain, fatigue, headaches, and trouble sleeping. 1 out of 3 says their eyes have started twitching while looking at screens. Blue light glasses can help, and 30% say they use them or are planning to buy a pair soon.
In addition to long screen use at work, 27% estimate they spend an additional five or more hours each day looking at screens for personal use. 79% admit to juggling multiple screens at once; such as scrolling on their phones while watching TV. 1 in 10 have screen time limits on their phones and use those limits for social media, gaming, and streaming services.
Check out the full study here where you can find more information relating to eye health and habits over the past few years.