The Zoom Epidemic by Marc Grossman, OD, LAc

What is the most common theme among everyone today from students, gas station attendants, doctors, teachers, family gatherings, etc? They are all on their computers or phones as a way to connect with each other. Here are ways to help reduce some of the negative effects that your omputer /cell phones can have on you.

Top ten guidelines

  1. Blinking – especially while working at the computer. When you work at the computer your blink rate decreases sharply. Researchers have discovered that equally important with blinking is blinking completely. Making sure that when you blink you close the eyelids completely makes a large difference in reducing the symptoms of dry eye and computer eye syndrome.
  2. Proper ergonomics -The goal is to optimize the “fit” between each worker and his or her work environment to optimize performance and reduce the risk of eye strain
  3. Diet and Nutrition
  • Avoid sugar and/or artificial sweeteners: 
  • Avoid the toxic fats
  • Take Probiotics.

     4. Drink water Drink 8 glasses of water a day. (Or half your body weight)

5. 20/20/20 rule-Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds

6. Use Eye drops when needed-Artificial tears are eyedrops used to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer                surface  of your eyes.

7. Blue  light filters -glasses for the computer that filter out the blue light have been shown to be helpful in reducing dry eye symptoms

8. Blue Light Filtering Software.

9. Blue Light Filtering Screen Protector

10. Increase computer and smartphone font size


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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist is author of several books, including Natural Eye Care – Your Guide to Healthy Vision.  Since 1980 Dr. Marc Grossman has helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is best described as a Holistic Eye Doctor, dedicated to helping people with such conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches to tackle difficult eye problems. Dr. Grossman founded the Rye Learning Center in 1980, a multidisciplinary center for learning problems, in 1996 co-founded Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York, and in 1999 co-founded Natural Eye Care, Inc. For more information go to or call 845-255-3728.

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