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16 Things That Happen When You Stare At A Screen For Too Long

RIP your poor, poor eyes.

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1. Your eyes begin to itch.

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Screaming helps. Sometimes.

2. Headaches.

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Eyestrain can definitely give you a nasty headache.

3. You may experience tunnel vision.

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Unfortunately, it's not as fun or invigorating as this.

4. You forget to blink.

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Bet you blinked right now, didn't you?

5. You begin to notice just how filthy your screen is.

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Wipe it down, lazy!

6. The screen stares back at you.

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(Wait for it.)

7. Time seems to stop.

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Which can be a good thing, but also a terribly bad thing.

8. Palms are sweaty.

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Preach.

9. Knees weak.

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Uh-huh.

10. Arms are heavy.

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OK, now the joke is apparent.

11. Mom's spaghetti.

12. You lose your train of thought.

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Wait, what?

13. You start seeing those little floating black dots.

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Probably Interdimensional beings trying to make first contact.

14. When the screen saver activates and you catch a glimpse of yourself in the screen.

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This is who you really are.

15. At a certain point, you feel as though you can see into the future...

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The future is scary.

16. ...and you begin to realize you'll never be able to log off.

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"I'll never log off!!!"

Screen-induced eyestrain is a real thing that affects everyone. So quit messing around and go get your eyes checked by an optometrist. It's easy, totally painless, and your eyes will be glad you did.