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Is it odd to have a loss of vision after looking at a computer screen for an extended period of time?

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Dr. Sonalee Desai-Bartoli
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Very common: Blurry vision is common after extended computer use. Computer vision syndrome occurs when individuals stare at screens and increasing amounts of tear film evaporate causing dry eye. The dry eye can blur your vision. Additionally staring at one location for extended periods of time causes a strain in your accommodation that can cause blurry vision.
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Last updated Dec 6, 2012

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