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Expanded break time recommendations from EM
* For at least 20 Seconds</big>
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= |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= |last=Nall |first=Rachel |date=2020-05-30 | |language=en |access-date=2020-05-30}}</ref> and is a start towards 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= |last=Steiner |first=Jake | |access-date=2020-06-01}}</ref>
In some countries, this may be known as the 10-10-10 rule which is similar, but goes as follows:
* For at least 10 seconds
Endmyopia recommends even more breaks.
* Every 20 minutes, take a 5 minute break.<ref>{{Cite web |title=Eye Strain Awareness: Prevent Pseudo Myopia - Endmyopia |url= |last=Steiner |first=Jake | |access-date=2020-06-01}}</ref>
* Every 3 hours, take the longest break you can (half hour to hour) <ref>[ How To Improve Your Eyesight: Just 5 Steps]</ref>
* Take your break outside. <ref>[ Must Read: Going Outside To Improve Your Eyesight]</ref>
* As you develop [[Strain Awareness]] you can customize your break schedule to your needs.

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