20-20-20 Rule

20-20-20 rule helps reduce eye strain caused due to more screen time. Here, for every 20 minutes that you spend looking at a digital screen like a laptop, mobile, tablet, etc., you should look at something that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

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Suffering from eye strain with mild headache around eyes. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. In postal department, I am working continuously with computer from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. For the last three months, I have been suffering from eye strain with mild headache around the eyes (near eyebrows). Almost the whole day I am feeling the pressure on my eyes. Somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has diagnosed it correctly. It is computer vision syndrome (CVS). Treatment includes blink, blink and blink a lot. Do cold compresses. Do not use Tobramycin. Take rest for five minutes after every two hours of work. Use antiglare glasses. Continue Refresh ...  Read Full »

Should I wear zero power glasses while using laptop?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyes are 20/20. I am a coder and have to sit 16 hours in front of the laptop. Should I wear glasses of zero number while using laptop? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. It is great you having good vision without glasses. There is no need to wear glasses while using laptop. The most common problem that people encounter while using digital screens for a long time is dry eyes. Because, they keep staring at the screen and do not blink at...  Read Full »

Should I use special eyeglasses if I spend a lot of time in front of the computer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38 year old male. I spend nearly 12 hours in front of the laptop every day due to the nature of my work. I have a cylindrical power of -.75 in my right eye for almost five years now. However, nowadays I feeling eye strain. At my workplace, a doctor advised me to use spe...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is very common when you work for long on the computer and is called computer vision syndrome. You do not need special glasses. Rather, you can keep a screen guard over your computer to protect yourself from UV-rays (ultraviolet). Keep your computer at a ...  Read Full »

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