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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. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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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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Reading glasses are for 14 inch distance . If we use it for computers ( at 28 inch distance) , will it affect our eyes?

Reading glasses are for 14 inch distance .
If we use it for computers ( at 28 inch distance) , will it affect our eyes?

No: This cannot damage your eyes. It will simply mean the vision is not as clear as it potentially could be at 28" assuming the prescription is accurate at 14". ...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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Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Try dimestore: It sounds like mostly your have near vision issues. Were the lost glasses bifocals? With a distance correction you needed? If not you can buy $10 glasses and do very well by them. And if you just want something in the meanwhile, el cheapo glasses are not a major investment and can be used later as a back up. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent my eye sight from going down? Already wearing glasses. Do electronic devices,such as computers and phones have an effect?

Is there a way to prevent my eye sight from going down? Already wearing glasses. Do electronic devices,such as computers and phones have an effect?

No proven way: Hopefully your vision is changing due to a need for increasing eyeglass or contact lens strength. There may be some further changes in this direction but when you get to be about 23, you will be eligible for LASIK corrective surgery which will take care of the problem. ...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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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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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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