Use 20-20-20 rule for education in 2020

Caleb Sandoval, Editorialist

All of the Greeley West community has been spending all of their time on their computers for school which can take a toll on your eyes. Prolonged time spent staring at a screen can cause eyestrain, blurry vision, dry eyes, headaches, and many more things. However, there is a solution, if practiced regularly, can reduce these symptoms and improve your overall vision during this time we’re online.

This method is called the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This method was made popular by Dr. Jeff Anshell, a specialist in vision ergonomics. To even make the results better, if you get up and even just walk around for the time you’re looking away it can contribute a lot. Even just standing up to do your work helps.

Another way you can improve the way you feel during your online classes is to change the location of where you’re having your zoom classes. Not only will you feel better but you’ll be able to concentrate better compared to sitting in your room. I can say from personal experience that moving yourself to a new location definitely makes a huge difference. There have been a few occasions where I moved up to my kitchen to work and I felt much more productive. I was more focused and was able to get my work done. This especially helped because there was a lot more light in the kitchen compared to my room and it just felt so refreshing.

If you’re feeling unmotivated or tired during remote learning, try these methods and see how it feels. There is nothing to lose, so what are you waiting for? Even if you just get out of your bed, it’ll change the way you feel during your time at home learning virtually.