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Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Yes: If the strain is coming from presbyopia (loss of accommodation) and long hours of use. Adjust the power of reading glasses to the focal point distance from the computer screen vs. Font size (and reduce glare). ...Read more

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Yes: After age 40s, presbyopia starts to set in which is loss of accommodation or focusing to see at near. So for those with a plano or hyperopic farsighted prescription, eye strain starts to happen when looking at small print. Reading glasses help to relieve the strain of accommodation. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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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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Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Can pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Yes: Pinhole can help sharpen vision, but at the expense of decreasing your field of vision (see straight ahead only with no peripheral). Eye strain can be reduced by having the proper refractive correction. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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Might glasses help eye strain?

Might glasses help eye strain?

Absolutely: If you have an eye error such as myopia or hyperopia---with or without astigmatism---correcting it will help your vision and can relieve eye strain. ...Read more

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Can reading books or magazines cause eye strain?

Can reading books or magazines cause eye strain?

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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Do glasses cause eye strain?

Do glasses cause eye strain?

Yes: The wrong prescription in one or both eyes, poorly made glasses, interpupillary diameter distance problem, bifocal issue, prismatic effect from a bifocal, even the fit around the ear and nosepad problems may cause the feeling of eye discomfort. Have them checked out first to see if they are made correctly, then if they are the wrong prescription. ...Read more

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Would prescription computer glasses damage my perfect eyesight? How does anti glare help

Would prescription computer glasses damage my perfect eyesight? How does anti glare help

No and see below: Glasses do not change your eyes. Anti-reflective coatings help reduce the glare from the glasses themselves. They also make the glasses more "clear". ...Read more

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Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

Not really: Refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye structure and are best corrected with glasses, contact lenses or lasik. In some cases of early presbyopia or difficulty reading, reading glasses may be delayed a bit with accommodation exercises but inevitably patients will require reading glasses. ...Read more

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Could sitting a farther distance from a computer screen help prevent potential eye problems?

Could sitting a farther distance from a computer screen help prevent potential eye problems?

No, take breaks: The distance from the screen has nothing to do with the effect of the light on your eyes/retina What you need to do instead is make sure you take breaks. 5-10 minutes every hour away from the screen/light is adequate to rest the eyes. Don't pick up your cell phone during that time - best is to actually close eyes and let them rest, but can also just stretch, take a walk, etc. ...Read more

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Does having uv glasses help protect the eyes from computer rays?

Does having uv glasses help protect the eyes from computer rays?

No: There are no "computer rays" so no worry about protection--uv protection in glasses protects the eye form harmful effect of uv rays from the sun. ...Read more

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Does anti glare glasses help to reduce eye strain?I use laptop for long time.I am taking frequent breaks as suggested here to reduce eye pain.Thank yu

Does anti glare glasses help to reduce eye strain?I use laptop for long time.I am taking frequent breaks as suggested here to reduce eye pain.Thank yu

Yes : But not neccessarily with computer work. Anti glare glasses improve vision and reduce eye strain in high glare circumstances. In regular ambiant light they are equivlent to regular glasses. ...Read more

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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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Which computer monitors cause least eye strain?

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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Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

No: Nearsightedness is programmed into the shape of the eyes. Some studies have loosely linked use of nightlights and excessive near work by young children with nearsightedness, but it is not conclusive. Feel free to use the computer as you normally do. ...Read more

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How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Breaks/Glasses: To prevent eye strain, take frequent breaks by looking out a window or far off distance. This relaxes the muscle in the eye that is straining to read the computer. Also, light reading glasses may be needed to help you see clearly and avoid strain. Check with your eye doctor if the strain persists as a pair of computer glasses may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can your eyesight get worse from wearing other's prescription glasses?

No.: While your eyesight will not get worse, you may experience eye strain and fatigue and not see as well. ...Read more

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