The problem is eye strain. My annual visit to the eye doctor has convinced me to pay more attention to my eyes, get more visual rest, and step away from the Mac’s screen more often. One of the best ways is to employ the 20-20-20 rule, and this very beneficial Mac app.
Hindsite Is 20-20
The 20-20-20 rule is simple, but easy to forget. Every 20-minutes give your eyes a break. Blink often, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Easy enough, right? So, why don’t we do that more frequently?
The problem is being able to discipline ourselves to do the 20-20-20. That’s where the Look Up app for the Mac comes in. This handy utility simply reminds you regularly of the need to 20-20-20.
Once started, Look Up lives in the Mac’s Menubar and reminds you every 20-minutes to go into 20-20-20 mode.
Wait. There’s more!
Lookup has a goal setting space so you can decide on the task to perform for the next 20-minutes. It’s more or less like the Pomodoro Technique for your eyes, but it works for your mental acuity and body as well.
Plus, Look Up also has reminders to stretch and exercise a bit using animated stick figures to show you what to do– all exercises which can be done at your desk. Look Up is just another way to get more mileage from your eyes, but you might want to consider the Blue Light problem, too.