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A 32-year-old member asked:

does putting on too much screen time cause dark circles under eyes?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Dark circles: The most common causes are allergies and hereditary dark skin pigmentation. Other issues can also cause this problem such as poor health, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Treatments include cool compresses, allergy meds, alcohol cessation, balanced diet, makeup concealer, dermal filler, laser skin treatments.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

Does anti-glare desktop helps relax the eyes (better than the usual screen)?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
For some, yes: If you find you are in an environment with other bright lights that reflect off your screen, then an antiglare shield on your desktop computer monitor can cut down the strong reflections, which can reduce squinting and reduce the muscle tension in your face.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are computer screens bad for your eyes?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I don't think so: Generally, computer screens are not bad for your eyes, may be on the contrary, protective, shielding your eyes as well as your body from the radiation the screens are emitting.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How far away should your computer screen be from your eyes?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
18-24 inches: 18-24 inches between your eyes and your computer screen. You can find out more information about your vision and computers at: http://www.Apple.Com/about/ergonomics/vision.Html hope this helps!
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the correct distance to keep your eyes from the computer screen ?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Keep a distance that allows you ease of reading without undue strain both closer or farther away.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

Is there an ideal distance to watch a flat screen television from that's easy on the eyes?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends on comfort: The ideal distance to watch a flat screen (or computer screen for that matter) is dependent on the viewers comfort level. The distance may need to be adjusted if one feels eye strain, tiredness or irritation.

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