At first glance, you might wonder what vision has to do with proper posture. But when you think about how we live and work today, it all makes sense.

Computer Vision Syndrome is a very real problem, affecting many of us, due to the length of time we spend sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen. And yes, staring at a computer screen all day can cause unexpected symptoms, such as…

  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain


If you experience all of these symptoms, or even just a few, your work and computer habits might be to blame. Luckily there is a fairly easy way to prevent this problem.

We call it the 20-20-20 rule, and it’s quite simple. Every twenty minutes, stand up, and look at something about twenty feet away for about twenty seconds. You can use a picture on the wall, a clock, an object on a shelf, or really anything else you choose. Just place it about twenty feet away from your desk.

If you have trouble remembering to do this, set a timer. This very simple exercise can help you manage many of the symptoms listed above, or prevent them from happening to you.

And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, call us to schedule a chiropractic care appointment. We can review your habits, and make adjustments to prevent pain and discomfort in the future.