Ever had a headache, dry or red eyes, fatigue or neck pain at the end of the day? This app is for you then!

It's all the symptoms of computer vision syndrome (or CVS). About 90% of computer workers have it.

If you're focusing on a computer screen for too long, your eyes don't recover from the strain, and it causes a bunch of problems.

Breaks For Eyes helps you overcome all the symptoms with a 20-20-20 rule, which is a medically proven way to knockdown eye strain & computer vision syndrome!

The app reminds you to take a 20-second break every 20 minutes & look at something 20 ft (6 m) away.

You can disable break reminders for some time (30 min, 1h, 2h, 4h, a day) if you're in a meeting or watching a movie. Click the button in the menu bar to do so.

Take care of your eyes!

You can use it for free for 3 days, then it's 9.99$ one-time (or an equivalent amount in your local currency).

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

你好! Hallo! Привет! We localized the app to Chinese Simplified, German and Russian.

We tried to make Breaks For Eyes less intrusive with this update. You'll get notifications 20 seconds prior to a break to avoid being caught with a blocked screen half way through a thought. You can also disable these notifications in settings.

Pressing spacebar should get you back to work now. We did our best to make it work properly but some apps may still 'steal' this keydown event from Breaks For Eyes. Let us know if it's still not working.

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Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Jenn8675309 ,


No options to customize and had to go to activity monitor to delete background before being able to trash the app.

Clymi72 ,


wish I knew how to cancel this app pops up right when I don't want it to. it does go away but only after you argue with it. breaks my concentration too often.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Happy to let you know we added such a feature in the latest update.

Darthslayer ,

too expensive

I like the idea and I'd be willing to pay $5, but $10 seems excessive for what it does.


Twopeople Software LLC
26.7 MB
Health & Fitness

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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