Digital eye strain on the rise - optometrist

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Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 11:57AM
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Digital eye strain on the rise - optometrist

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 11:57AM

Excessive screen time during Covid-19 is causing a rise in digital eye strain.

Research commissioned by Specsavers before Covid-19 restrictions came into effect revealed the majority of New Zealand office workers were already experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain, with an overwhelming eight out of 10 people claiming to have experienced at least one symptom of digital eye strain while at work.

But the recent restrictions had meant a lot of people had spent more time on screens using computers and smartphones constantly for work and pleasure.

Auckland Optometrist Bruce Nicholls joined Mike Hosking to talk about eye issues spiking over the lockdown period, and what it means for our health.

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