U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

What makes staring at a computer screen for a long time bad for your eyes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Dryness: Staring at a computer can dry out the tear film and lead to dryness. Taking short breaks, using artificial tears, and remembering to blink can help relieve symptoms.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
Does staring at the computer screen for 8+ hrs make your eyes itchy?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or cause cancer?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Last updated Dec 7, 2012
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.