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Can staring at a computer screen for long periods of time damage eyesight?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Computer monitors pose no danger to the eyes.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Too much LED: Watching too much led light is not going to make you go blind. However, it can cause your eye muscles to get tired, just as if you exercised for hours and your leg muscles got tired. That is eye fatigue. However, recent studies do show excessive looking at led light can decrease melatonin levels in your body, which can adversely affect your sleep and cause insomnia and poor sleep.

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Could staring at a computer screen to long effect my vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: Lengthy computer use can be fatiguing and drying but does not cause any permanent changes. Otherwise eye doctors would open up offices across the street from microsoft and apple and make a fortune.

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