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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Computer monitors pose no danger to eyes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or is that a myth?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Myth: Computer screen images are not harmful. Continuous use can be fatiguing and is commonly dyring. But there is no long term harm possible. Otherwise we eye doctors would crowd around redmond washington (home of microsoft) and set up shop.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Computer users tend to blink less so their eyes are more prone to drying out. Remind yourself to blink often when staring at monitor for hours.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or cause cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Neither: It may be tiring and sitting too long may not be good for the weight, however, looking at a computer screen by itself is not harmful to your health. You can help yourself by taking short breaks, even better if you can take short walks.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are computer screens bad for your eyes?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
I don't think so: Generally, computer screens are not bad for your eyes, may be on the contrary, protective, shielding your eyes as well as your body from the radiation the screens are emitting.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How bad for your eyes is the computer screen?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Computer screen: There usually is no visual harm from the use of a computer, however if one has a tendency for a dry eye syndrome the constant staring with infrequent blinking can aggravate this.
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