Reduce Eye Strain At Work: 8 Tips For Desk Jobs And Prolonged Screen Time

These tips by Dr Neeraj Sanduja will help our readers maximise their productivity while avoiding eye strain.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : May 30, 2023 9:34 AM IST

Eye Fatigue

In today’s digital world, eye fatigue is common. It is caused due to extended periods of work on the computer screen, which is unavoidable in most places. However, this can be treated by simple rest and following simple rules at work by Dr Neeraj Sanduja.

20-20-20 Rule

This is a standard, take a 20-second break and look at objects 20ft away. This provides rest to our eye muscles.


Adjusting the setting of our screen so that the contrast is higher and the brightness is ambient will reduce eye strain.

Frequent Blinking

This is important as it helps to moisten the eyes and prevent dryness.

Annual Eye Checkups

This is important to ensure we wear the correct prescription lenses to minimize eye strain.