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Common symptoms of screen fatigue include:


  • Tired eyes. Muscles around the eye, like any others, can get tired from continued use. Concentrating on a screen for extended periods can cause headaches and lead to concentration difficulties.
  • Blurry vision. Gazing at the same distance for an extended period can cause your focus to spasm or ‘lock up’. This will cause your vision to blur temporarily when you look away from the screen.
  • Dry eyes. Studies consistently show that people’s blink rate drops significantly when concentrating on a digital screen. A reduced blink rate can speed up evaporation of the eyes’ tear film resulting in dry, itchy red or even watery eyes.