Fortis Eye Specialist advises Aryans students to follow 20-20-20 rule to protect eyes

JAMMU, Sep 20: Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh and Fortis Hospital, Mohali jointly organized a webinar on “20 20 20 Look after your Eyes: Computers or Otherwise”.

Dr Rajan Chugh, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon & Laser Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Mohali interacted with the faculty members & Aryans students of Management, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, B.Ed, Polytechnic Diploma, Education and Agriculture. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the webinar.

Dr. Chugh while interacting with students said that No doubt, online education is helping students to catch up the losted classes due to prolonged lockdown because of COVID-19 pandemic. Attending classes online without break is causing problems like dry eye syndrome & burning eye sensation. The deep dependence on technology has forced many jobs to move online, is taking a toll on everyone eyes, he added

Dr Chugh advised that at least one of the online sessions should be a physical activity like yoga, dance etc. The students should follow the 20-20-20 rule. They should blink in between, take a 20 second-long break after every 20 minutes of screen time, and look at something located 20 feet away, he said.

Chugh said that viewing a computer screen, laptop or mobile will not cause any harm to vision if all safety measures are implemented. He stressed on the importance of good posture & screen should be placed on a table at a distance of 1 foot. The viewing screen should be kept 20 degrees below the eye level no bright light should fall on the screen as this can cause glare.

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