Why We're Here
Updated: Aug 30, 2020
Everybody's looking at screens these days. So why not do it smartly?
See that guy up there, Stock Image Man?
I don't know him, but he's staring at a screen. He's the stock image that loads when you add the blogging plug-in to your website, and I'm not going to change it because it's very fitting that Stock Image Man is working at a computer, his eyes glued to the screen, unblinking, for the rest of eternity. (By the way: I like your watch, Stock Image Man.)
Everybody stares at screens
Me, writing this post. You, reading it. The people next to you on the couch, or at work, or sitting on a park bench. Even Stock Image Man, doing what looks like maybe some sort of design work. Humans spend a lot of time looking at screens on phones, desktops, and tablets, all for the purpose of consuming digital information at a voracious clip. And our eyes are the conduit--the enablers, if you will--for our way of life in the 21st century.
Who I Am and What This App Is About
I'm Dr. Jonathan Jacesko, an eye doctor (Optometrist) based in the United States and the creator of the Eye Reliever app. I'm not against using screens either for work or for play; I just want to help people be smart about their screen use. There are millions of folks out there dealing with the side effects of having their eyes glued to screens all day. Those numbers will only increase as more people work and learn remotely. For some, their symptoms are mild, but for others the problems are so severe that they become life-altering, enough so to force them to leave a job that requires extensive computer work. And what's more: there's a whole generation of screen users out there who don't have any symptoms, at least not yet.
My hope is that they change their habits so that they never get Computer Vision Syndrome. And that's what the Eye Reliever app is all about.