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At A Computer Screen For So Long Can Also Cause Cataracts
No: Cataracts are the "greay hair" of the eyes. Everyone gets them as they age. Certain chemicals (steroids, chemotherapy) and exposure to high levels of ultraviolet radiation may speed up their development, but monitors and television sets do not emit significant enough amounts of energy to increase growth of catatracts. ...Read more
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Can staring at a computer screen for too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?
No: But the contrast of the monitor can bring out your pre-existing floaters and make them more obvious. If your floaters are truly new, however, you must get a dilated retinal exam. Looking at a laptop too long can cause worse dry eye since your blink rate during computer work is less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no relationship b etween computer use and the formation or causation of cataracts. ...Read more
Does staring at an ipod touch screen for a long time cause eye strain and possibly eyesight damage?
No: You cannot damage your eyes by using them to see things. ...Read more
Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?
Dry eyes!: Yes, concentration work such as on a computer can cause the eyes to dry and turn red. Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more
Can staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your eyesight? Any answers appreciated!
No: However, prolonged computer work can dry the eyes and cause irritation as the blink rate does down. Use artificial tears. The focusing of the eyes can be affected so take a break every hour or two looking in the distance. Make sure your glasses presciption is up to date to avoid tired aching eyes. Keep the brightness down to avoid light sensitivity. Sometimes a little larger font will help. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I use a computer all day at work, can staring at a screen for long periods of time cause a strain on your eye and produce a twitch in your eye lid?
Too much LED: Watching too much led light is not going to make you go blind. However, it can cause your eye muscles to get tired, just as if you exercised for hours and your leg muscles got tired. That is eye fatigue.That in turn can cause eye twitching, just as muscles in leg can twitch if irritated/overused. Take 5-10 minute breaks every hour when using these types of technology to prevent this. ...Read more
No risk: Using a computer cannot injure your eyes. You can get fatigue and other symptoms such as redness or burning. These symptoms can be treated. ...Read more
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