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Doctor insights on: How Do You Protect Your Eyes From Harmful Radiation When Working On Computer

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How do you protect your eyes from harmful radiation when working on computer?

How do you protect your eyes from harmful radiation when working on computer?

You don't need to: Unless you are using an older computer monitor (mid-1990s or earlier), you do not need to be concerned about radiation. Today's flat screens are pre-shielded, emit light differently than older cathode ray tube (crt) monitors, and are no longer found to be a cause for concern. Although monitor filters are still available, there is no proof that they are of any benefit with modern screens. ...Read more

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Dog Allergy (Definition)

A reaction in some people to exposure to the dander on dogs that results in coughing and wheezing, red, itchy eyes runny, itchy, stuffy nose, sneezing or a rash on the face or chest. This is a result of release of histamine by immune cells. It usually is not the dog's hair or fur but flakes of dead skin as well as the saliva and urine of the dog that people ...Read more


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After working on computer for long hours there's irritation in my eyes?

After working on computer for long hours there's irritation in my eyes?

Computer: After working on a computer for about 20-30 minutes, the blink reflex is diminished by about 60%.This causes the eyes to become dry,injected,and irritated. You should back away from the computer for several minutes and close your eyes.Also lubricant eye drops will help. There will be no permanent problems. ...Read more

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Working on computer, window behind me. Could see reflection of outside on screen. Bright sunny day. Could sun glare damage eyes this way?

Working on computer, window behind me. Could see reflection of outside on screen. Bright sunny day. Could sun glare damage eyes this way?

I believe you could: experience the effects of glare from this mechanism. Glare is light that does not help to create a clear image on the retina. Disability glare reduces contrast and interferes with the clarity of a visual image. Glare can cause headaches, eye pain and chronic computer screen glare can lead to dry eye syndrome. Wear protective lenses/sunglasses when outside. Reposition monitor; try anti-glare screen ...Read more

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Am I gonna have an eye infection? I keep forgetting and rub my eyes while working on computer at public library

Am I gonna have an eye infection? I keep forgetting and rub my eyes while working on computer at public library

Unlikely: Eye infections require exposure to a possible organism and the susceptibility of your body. We rub our eyes a lot in many circumstances and yet infection is uncommon. Computer work is drying and that is probably why you rub your eyes so often. Take with you a bottle of lubricating tears when you use a computer and apply this instead of rubbing. ...Read more

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I had bad pain on my eyes after watching tv, working on computer or after using cell phone.And right now I start isong 0.5 eye glass to read far thing ?

Hyperopia : It sounds like you are beginning to manifest some farsightedness. A good exam and a prescription for glasses or contact lenses should help. Some hyperopic patients can be treated with lasik. ...Read more

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Is it fatigue, eyestrain or dry eye syndrome that makes my eyes feel funny when working on computer for 14 hours per day?

Is it fatigue, eyestrain or dry eye syndrome that makes my eyes feel funny when working on computer for 14 hours per day?

Fatigue: Although each of the causes you provide are possible, i would suspect fatigue and address this first by resting with eyes closed for five minutes every hour. ...Read more

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I have eye sight problem. Cannt see far things. I use spectacles of 0.5. Should i wore same specs or an antiglare specs when working on computer.

I have eye sight problem. Cannt see far things. I use spectacles of 0.5. Should i wore same specs or an antiglare specs when working on computer.

Either: If you feel more comfortable in your glasses at the computer, then perfectly fine to use them. An antireflective coating probably won't add much to comfort, however. Your symptoms of not being able to see far things clearly without spectacles indicates myopia, I presume a -0.5 corrective spectacle. I would assume your near vision at your age not to require any help at the computer to begin with. ...Read more

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My teacher's eye power is terribly dimishing day by day, she is really tensed ,she does not have time to sleep,she is always working on computer overnight and teaching all morning what should she do.

My teacher's eye power is terribly dimishing day by day, she is really tensed ,she does not have time to sleep,she is always working on computer overnight and teaching all morning what should she do.

Teacher questions: hello, your teacher needs to be asked more questions. does she wear glasses? what is her medical history? these are questions she needs to answer so we can better assess her. thanks! ...Read more

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I am having daily headaches for about 3 weeks now, in particular coming on while eating or after, OR sometimes from a bit of eye strain from working on computer.

I am having daily headaches for about 3 weeks now, in particular coming on while eating or after, OR sometimes from a bit of eye strain from working on computer.

Neuralgia: Hello.
The causes of headaches are many and varied. The associated symptoms you mention of being worse or exacerbated by eating makes me think of a neuralgia.
In this condition, one or more nerves are irritated, inflamed and produce the symptoms you mention.
I recommend you to visit a neurologist to be properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Unclear request: I am not sure the panel knows what "cooling glasses" are..I sure don't. Most glare ; visual fatigue from computers can be helped by anti-reflective coating, uv-400 blocker ; in some cases, polarized lenses. ...Read more

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Is any screen or shield needed to limit radiation from computer screens to prevent eye degradation?

Is any screen or shield needed to limit radiation from computer screens to prevent eye degradation?

No: Computers do not cause vision problems. Some people find that staring at a computer screen for many hours a day contributes to a condition called dry eye. You may help avoid this by reminding yourself to blink every few seconds and by looking away from the screen every few minutes. See your doctor if you have eye problems. ...Read more

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Can too much computer use damage my eyes ?

Can  too much computer use damage  my eyes ?

No: Computer use can be fatiguing and commonly is drying (keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to your computer) but will not cause any short or long term harm. ...Read more

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Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Dry eye: Your eyes are getting dry while you are using the computer. Instead of massaging your eyes, try using artificial tears and taking a short break if possible. Warm compresses of the eyelid are fine but i would avoid firm massaging of your eyes themselves. ...Read more

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How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

Computer: You should take a several minute break every 30 minutes. Your blink reflex will be diminished by over 60% at that time resulting in dryness and irritation.With the break it will return to normal.No significant eye damage will occur. ...Read more

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I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then i center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then i center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

Not classic for: Nystagmus. Possibly dry eyes from staring at computer too long and not blinking enough. By looking up, you are partially blinking. Try artificial tears or try more frequent purposeful blinking. ...Read more

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The preservatives in artificial tears are making my eyes tire more quickly from computer use. Hope this can be undone by switching, ie, not permanent?

The preservatives in artificial tears are making my eyes tire more quickly from computer use. Hope this can be undone by switching, ie, not permanent?

Artificial Tears: Stop using the drops. Doubtful it is permeant. Consider having your eyes examined by Ophthalmology to see if there is a better treatment for dry eyes and eye fatigue. Perhaps you need glasses or anti reflective screen. ...Read more

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