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9 Ways Technology Is Interrupting Your Life

The screens are everywhere! It's important to remember that too much computer use can take a toll. Show your eyes some eyelove® and chat with your eye doctor about eye health.

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1. Long hours staring at screens is hurting your eyes.

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Your eyes could be getting stressed right now just looking at the screen on your computer, tablet, or phone. This can lead to irritation or inflammation, which then stresses your eyes more. This can happen over and over again, creating a cycle of inflammation.

4. Your cell phone is endlessly distracting.

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When was the last time you let an hour go by and focused on something else without checking your phone? With so much happening online, it can be hard to remember to pay attention IRL.

5. And as a result, your relationships are suffering.

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You know that moment when you're supposed to be catching up with a friend and suddenly realize you're both looking at your phones instead?

6. Social media is costing you lots of valuable time.

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How many times have you started scrolling through your feed only to look up and realize whole hours have passed? That's just too much screen time.

7. And the constant access to technology makes it harder to relax.

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When you're always connected to the world, there's more pressure to look good and be "on" 24/7 — and true downtime gets harder and harder to come by. We need that relaxation to recharge!

8. Your workday is extended.

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Because we all have our phones with us all of the time, some employers expect their employees to be perpetually available. As a result, our non-working hours are starting to get clogged with — you guessed it — work.

9. And your eyes feel dry.

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Staring at something (like a screen!) causes your blink rate to slow down, which makes your tears evaporate more quickly...which makes your eyes irritated and uncomfortable. Give your eyes a break!

If you think your eyes are feeling dry, itchy, gritty, or blurry at times, it’s important to find out what’s really going on. Chat with your eye doctor and feel the love at myeyelove.com

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