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Increased screen time during COVID causing eye issues

[WCCO-TV News, January 14, 2021] If it seems like your vision has gotten worse these past few months, there’s a good chance it has. The pandemic is causing eye issues that have nothing to do with COVID and everything to do with how we are spending our time.

Whether it’s working from home, or schooling from home, socializing from home on video chat or binging TV at home, screens are the common denominator.

Ophthalmologist Dr. Geoffrey Emerson is Medical Director at Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute says so much screen times is causing eye straining: blurriness, headaches and irritation and its causing dry eye syndrome.

Posted on January 15, 2021 in Eye carePhillips Eye Institutecoronavirus

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