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Taking a break from work isn’t enough to provide relief for strained eyes; employees also need to put down the phone and walk away from the computer.

You’re reading this article on a computer screen, or maybe a phone screen. Whichever it is, how long has it been since you took a break and gave your eyes a rest? Or, maybe you ARE taking a break from work, and this is how you’ve decided to spend the time?

Eye strain can be a huge hindrance on productivity–both yours and your employees. Yet not enough employers are including this when they consider their wellness programs, according to a Transitions Optical’s recent Workplace Wellness Survey, which find that fewer than a third of employers are encouraging regular breaks that would allow employees to rest their eyes as well as their minds.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Regulated Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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