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Is it common to get blurry vision when looking at a computer screen?

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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Frequently: We normally blink around 1000 times per hour, but when you stare at a computer your blink rate may go down and tears evaporate faster. The surface tension of the tears is what creates a smooth surface for bending (refracting) light, so when your eyes are dry things go in and out of focus when you blink. Use artifical tears.Try to lower the computer screen, so there is less surface area to dry out.
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
Computer eye syndrom: Yes this possible but should only be temporary unless you need spectacle lens correction.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu commented
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Dry eye is common when on the computer. Try some Theratears or other artificial tears and take breaks every 20-30 minutes.
Sep 23, 2012
Last updated Dec 29, 2014

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