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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it true computer screens make our eyesight worse?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
False: Computer screens do not make your eyesight worse. However, staring at a computer screen for hours on end (as in many occupations) can cause eye strain.
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Not really true: Prolonged use of the eyes, especially for near tasks such as reading, sewing, or computer use, can certainly lead to "eyestrain" or tired eyes. No real harm is done, and resting the eyes by closing them for a few seconds, or staring at something far away instead of near by is helpful. In children, many eye doctors think that prolonged use of the eyes for near tasks, can increase myopia (nearsight).
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Last updated Dec 14, 2014
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