It's no secret that eye strain can cause fatigue and discomfort, but did you know it could also lead to brain fog? Studies have shown a link between the two conditions, so if you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, it's worth checking in with your doctor: trouble focusing, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, grogginess, and feeling overwhelmed.
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help reduce eye strain and minimize the likelihood of developing brain fog. First, make sure you're taking regular breaks from your screen – even if it's just for a few minutes every hour. In addition, make sure your computer is properly adjusted to your eyesight; use a good quality monitor; and adjust the brightness and contrast to optimize readability. And lastly, remember to blink! When we stare at screens for long periods of time our eyes dry out, so make sure to give them a break by blinking regularly.