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I am always my eyes red and increases the redness when read or work on the computer or watching television for a long time what does work glasses?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

work! When you are doing that amount of concentrated work, you are not blinking as often as you'd be normally, and this is causing dryness or evaporation of your tear film that normally lubricates your eyes. So, you need to use nonpreservative lubricating or artificial tear drops as needed when doing this amount of 'staring'. When you are on the computer, you blink less to unconsciously.

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Dr. Jon Fishburn answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days. Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic display. Usually symptoms of dryness, burning, stinging, fatigue , and blurriness are present. Take frequent breaks, and look away at distant objects. Use artificial tears. Close your eyes for a few minutes are a few suggestions. Same for reading/tv.

Answered Oct 31, 2014

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