Lifewatch: Eyes and computers

WILMINGTON -- While digital gadgets may help keep you organized, they could also be taking a toll on your eyes.

If you work in an office, you know that after eight hours in front of a computer screen can make you feel like you're going to go cross-eyed.

Luckily, there are a few ways to help protect your eyes from your computer and other electronic gadgets you use everyday.

According to a recent survey by American Optometric Association, computers and handheld devices causes eye problems for more than 40% of Americans.

Bluriness is caused, because our eyes have a hard time determining the distance of a glowing target, like a computer screen, which may cause the eyes to over or under focus.

Experts say handheld devices force the eyes to follow moving objects and that can cause foggy vision.

To help avoid the problem, keep your monitor four or five inches below eye level and about two feet away from you.

Reported by Kristy Ondo