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Are the effects of computer eye strain temporary?

Are the effects of computer eye strain temporary?

Yes: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. ...Read more

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How can you reduce eye strain at the computer?

How can you reduce eye strain at the computer?

Several things: Have the correct prescription, have the best ergonomic computer screen/chair/desk setup, adjust screen brightness and other display settings according to lighting conditions, take breaks during extended usage, treat dry eye. ...Read more

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What is the best color combination on my computer to help reduce eye strain?

What is the best color combination on my computer to help reduce eye strain?

Warmer: Many people feel the warmer (lower k temperature) colors are more pleasing. There is a setting for this under your monitor control. Also, some feel a slight yellow tint to computer glasses reduces glare and increases contrast. Making sure the resolution is set to a native value on lcd displays makes text sharper as well. ...Read more

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Can you suffer eye strain if you have been on the computer for couple of hours?

Can you suffer eye strain if you have been on the computer for couple of hours?

Yes: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. ...Read more

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I have to be on the computer for work for most of my day. Is there an eye exercise that I can do very quickly to alleviate the strain?

Adjust computer dist: Taking a "vision" break every 30 minutes by staring off at a distance helps. So does changing the distance the monitor is from you every so often. Be sure to use artificial tears regularly if you feel a burning sensation. Most importantly, change what you are focusing on regularly (screen, desk, looking out the window, etc.). ...Read more

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Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Yes, yes, yes!: To use a computer monitor, you need the ability to accommodate or focus up close. Presbyopia is common and can be completely alleviated by use of glasses. Plus, lens tiniting can be used to reduce glare and improve contrast. See you ophthalmologist for a full evaluation and refraction. ...Read more

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Which computer monitors cause least eye strain?

LED: Led monitors provide good contrast. Be sure to use a resolution so you can easily see the text. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye strain while using the computer?

How can I reduce eye strain while using the computer?

Refraction lubricate: First make sure that you have the proper refraction. At age 45, patients may start to develop presbyopia, the need for glasses to focus close-up. When you use your computer your blink rate will be reduced. This will contribute to dry eye. If your eyes feel scratchy after using your computer for a while i would suggest a lubricating drop prior to and during computer use. ...Read more

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How can you reduce eye strain while using the computer?

How can you reduce eye strain while using the computer?

Breaks: Have a good computer setup, appropriate screen brightness and font size, proper vision correction with enough breaks to rest your eyes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce eye strain when using the computer?

Yes.: There are many different things that can cause headaches so the first thing to do is to make sure that the eye strain is the reason. Musles inside the eyes contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye strain and headaches which can radiate to the temples; glasses can support the muscles so they don't have to work as hard. ...Read more

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