Techhniques to Reduce Eye Strain

Wiki illustration showing a person demonstrating how to do palming correctly to prevent eye strain.

20-20-20 Rule

  • Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away, for 20 seconds

Eye Resting Technique (Palming)

  • Rub hands together or run under warm water to create warm hands
  • Close eyes
  • Place fingers directly over eyelids so that you cannot see any light
  • Do not put any pressure on your eyes
  • Pretend to look straight ahead into the darkness
  • Do not move eyes around
  • Take deep calm breaths and maintain this position for about 30 seconds
  • Open eyes slowly to adjust for light