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A 17-year-old male asked:

I have an eye strain and dry eyes. and i'm worried because my eye strain or the red lines in my eyes are not going away. is it because i keep on using my phone? what should i do to make them go away and make my eyes bright again?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
I think you have made an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your eye symptoms and the cure should be obvious. Too much staring at a computer or smart phone markedly reduces eye blinking leading to very dry and irritated eyes. Reduce your time on your smart phone and eye symptoms should resolve.
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Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 65 years experience
After 20 minutes of use you should take a break for several minutes and blink a number of times.Also lubricating eye drops will help.
Aug 7, 2021
Last updated Aug 7, 2021

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