Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people switched to working from home and virtual learning. This increased their screen time and hours spent on the computer each day.
According to a report by Eyesafe, the average screen time per person rose 60% to more than 13 hours a day, in March 2020.
Optometrists say they have seen more vision issues in their patients related to computer use including eye strain. This can lead to headaches, frontal headaches, pain around and behind the eyes, and dry eyes.