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6 Feb 2024

$73B

Annual Cost of Excessive Screen Time in The U.S.

Over 104 million U.S. workers, mostly in office jobs, incur [$73 billion yearly](https://www.instagram.com/p/C28y9ISNnR-/) due to the negative impacts of spending over seven hours daily on screens. Direct health costs and productivity losses from conditions like digital eye strain, involving symptoms such as neck pain, blurred vision, and mental health issues, contribute to this figure. Mitigation includes eye doctor visits, using eye drops, and wearing appropriate glasses.