The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they’re also the keepers of all kinds of secrets—secrets our eye doctors are in on but we typically aren’t. Those little tidbits of info our baby blues (or greens or browns) are hiding are actually chock-full of important details, not only about our eyes and vision, but about our overall health. (Make YOUR well-being a priority this year! Join Prevention and other leading minds in health & wellness for our annual R3 Summit.)
Using the computer doesn’t hurt your eyes, contrary to popular perception.
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“It doesn’t actually cause physical damage or medical harm,” says Douglas Rhee, MD, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Still, he adds, staring at the screen can strain your eyes, making them tired and your vision temporarily blurry, so it’s a good idea to take a break once in a while. (Try these tips to make your ...