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The 20-20-20 rule is designed to be an easy to remember caution about doing too much [[near work]] and to give your eyes a break from [[eye strain]] regularly.  This rule is supported by both conventional optometry<ref name="American Optometric Association 20-20-20 rule poster">{{Cite web |title=American Optometric Association 20-20-20 rule poster |date=2020-05-30 |website=American Optometric Association |url=https://www.aoa.org/documents/infographics/SYVM2016Infographics.pdf |access-date=2020-05-30}}</ref><ref name="Medical News Today: Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?">{{Cite web |title=20-20-20 rule: How to prevent eye strain |url=https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321536 |last=Nall |first=Rachel |date=2020-05-30 |website=www.medicalnewstoday.com |language=en |access-date=2020-05-30}}</ref> and the EM method, although the EM method suggests that 20 seconds be five minutes.<ref>{{Cite web |title=Eye Strain Awareness: Prevent Pseudo Myopia - Endmyopia |url=https://endmyopia.org/breaks-are-key-to-build-eye-strain-awareness/ |last=Steiner |first=Jake |website=endmyopia.org |access-date=2020-06-01}}</ref>
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The 20-20-20 rule is designed to be an easy to remember caution about doing too much [[near work]] and to give your eyes a break from [[eye strain]] regularly.  This rule is supported by conventional optometry<ref name="American Optometric Association 20-20-20 rule poster">{{Cite web |title=American Optometric Association 20-20-20 rule poster |date=2020-05-30 |website=American Optometric Association |url=https://www.aoa.org/documents/infographics/SYVM2016Infographics.pdf |access-date=2020-05-30}}</ref><ref name="Medical News Today: Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?">{{Cite web |title=20-20-20 rule: How to prevent eye strain |url=https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321536 |last=Nall |first=Rachel |date=2020-05-30 |website=www.medicalnewstoday.com |language=en |access-date=2020-05-30}}</ref> and is a start towards the EM method.
  
 
In some countries, this may be known as the 10-10-10 rule which is similar, but goes as follows:
 
In some countries, this may be known as the 10-10-10 rule which is similar, but goes as follows:
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* Every 20 minutes, take a 5 minute break.<ref>{{Cite web |title=Eye Strain Awareness: Prevent Pseudo Myopia - Endmyopia |url=https://endmyopia.org/breaks-are-key-to-build-eye-strain-awareness/ |last=Steiner |first=Jake |website=endmyopia.org |access-date=2020-06-01}}</ref>
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* Every 3 hours, take the longest break you can (half hour to hour) <ref>[https://endmyopia.org/how-to-improve-eyesight-five-steps/ How To Improve Your Eyesight: Just 5 Steps]</ref>
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* Take your break outside.  <ref>[https://endmyopia.org/must-read-going-outside-to-improve-your-eyesight/ Must Read: Going Outside To Improve Your Eyesight]</ref>
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* As you develop [[Strain Awareness]] you can customize your break schedule to your needs.
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Revision as of 01:51, 6 September 2020

  • Every 20 minutes
  • Look at something 20 feet away (6 meters)
  • For at least 20 Seconds

The 20-20-20 rule is designed to be an easy to remember caution about doing too much near work and to give your eyes a break from eye strain regularly. This rule is supported by conventional optometry[1][2] and is a start towards the EM method.

In some countries, this may be known as the 10-10-10 rule which is similar, but goes as follows:

  • Every 10 minutes
  • Look at something 10 meters away
  • For at least 10 seconds

Endmyopia recommends even more breaks.

  • Every 20 minutes, take a 5 minute break.[3]
  • Every 3 hours, take the longest break you can (half hour to hour) [4]
  • Take your break outside. [5]
  • As you develop Strain Awareness you can customize your break schedule to your needs.
  • "American Optometric Association 20-20-20 rule poster" (PDF). American Optometric Association. 2020-05-30. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  • Nall, Rachel (2020-05-30). "20-20-20 rule: How to prevent eye strain". www.medicalnewstoday.com. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  • Steiner, Jake. "Eye Strain Awareness: Prevent Pseudo Myopia - Endmyopia". endmyopia.org. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  • How To Improve Your Eyesight: Just 5 Steps
  • Must Read: Going Outside To Improve Your Eyesight