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Can you get an astigmatism from working in front of the computer for too long?

Can you get an astigmatism from working in front of the computer for too long?

NO: Astimatism is a type of refractive error like myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). It is basically determined by the length of the eye and the shape of the front surface (cornea) of the eye. Sustained focusing for near may induce a progression (higher prescription) of a myopic refractive error but not asigmatism. ...Read more

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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more


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Can watching a lot of tv or using the computer increase the risk astigmatism?

Can watching a lot of tv or using the computer increase the risk astigmatism?

No: Using your eyes will not change your glasses prescription. Eyes slowly change shape over time but the causes for this are undetermined. There is no relationship between activities using the eyes (like reading, using the computer and so forth) and the type or amount of change. ...Read more

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I have myopia and astigmatism and now iam wearing prescription glasses can I use this glasses when reading books or in computer. Thank u?

I have myopia and astigmatism and now iam wearing prescription glasses can I use this glasses when reading books or in computer. Thank u?

Absolutely: Correction of your refractive error improves your visual clarity and generally lessens visual strain and therefore improves comfort. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get headaches, dizziness, and a feeling of stiffness and pain in your body from being on the computer too long?

Is it possible to get headaches, dizziness, and a feeling of stiffness and pain in your body from being on the computer too long?

Yes: And Yes. Proof: How did you feel within the first 30 minutes after you had gotten up from the computer and went to do something different... ...Read more

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What laptop screen protector protects my eyes from the damage of computer screens. Also my eyes get more puffier if I'm on computer too long. Best one?

What laptop screen protector protects my eyes from the damage of computer screens. Also my eyes get more puffier if I'm on computer too long. Best one?

Screen protector.: You are looking at it too long.
Set time every 30 min. Stand up, walk around for 5 then come back.

See if you can stand while using computer. Eyes will be less puffy as water flows down hill. ...Read more

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Does going on the computer for too long increase your risk of cancer?

Does going on the computer for too long increase your risk of cancer?

No proof: No proof prolonged use of computer will give cancer, long sedentary inactive habits with out exercise & good diet will contribute to all the diseases including cancer, there is life out side beyond computer, log off and go for good things in life ...Read more

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Does being on the computer for too long really ruin your eyes or is it just myth?

Does being on the computer for too long really ruin your eyes or is it just myth?

Not harmful: Prolonged computer use is tiring, may be drying and irritating, but it will not cause any permanent change or ruin your eyes. Try using an over the counter lubricating drop for relief during prolonged computer use. ...Read more

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I was wondering is bad eyesight genetic or caused by staring at something (like a computer) for too long?

I was wondering is bad eyesight genetic or caused by staring at something (like a computer) for too long?

Genetic vs straining: Bad eyesight can be due to diseases and/ or Need for glasses (one's refraction): which can be due to length of eye & corneal shape (astigmatism): these are mostly genetic causes but can be changed with extensive reading up-close (induced myopia) from computers, trauma. See YouTube: "Cremers and Dangers of Computers" and Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Can eye strain and using the computer for too long cause nystagmus?

Can eye strain and using the computer for too long cause nystagmus?

Unlikely: Prolonged computer work can be tiring, disturb (temporarily) the focus, and can be drying to the eyes. Nystagmus would be very uncommon. ...Read more

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How can you reduce dry eyes and eye strain from looking at the computer for too long?

How can you reduce dry eyes and eye strain from looking at the computer for too long?

Artificial tears: Dry eyes can be bothersome and cause chronic discomfort. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc artificial tears. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye. Html I hope this helps you! ...Read more

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What are the common remedies for neck pains from being in a computer chair for too long?

What are the common remedies for neck pains from being in a computer chair for too long?

See details: Ergonomic adjustments may help. Make sure the computer screen in directly in front of you and at eye level. Consider wearing a soft cervical collar at work. Break up the work day by standing for a couple of minutes every 15-30 minutes. ...Read more

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Is it true that too long computer will have bad effects on your eyes?

Is it true that too long computer will have bad effects on your eyes?

Perhaps: You could dry your eyes out significantly if you continually stare at the computer screen. Otherwise, it is safe. ...Read more

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My bf drinks 1-2 energy drnks daily. He's blacking out for a few seconds lately. Are the drinks related to this? Or being on the computer too long?

Blacking out is bad: Repeated black outs are not good whatever the reason. You have little chance of diagnosing him - he might want to have a doctor evaluate him. Black outs can be part of some serious condition. ...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?

Can staring at a computer screen for too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?

Perhaps: If you require correction (glasses, bifocals, contacts.. ..) and are not wearing these while at the computer you may have eye strain or even develop headaches. You should be checked by an eye doctor. Also dry eye could cause these symotoms - they can check for this too. ...Read more

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Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?

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

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I stare at computer, tv, tablet, and cellphone screens for too long. My right eye feels dryer than my left. How can I take care of my eyes?

I stare at computer, tv, tablet, and cellphone screens for too long. My right eye feels dryer than my left. How can I take care of my eyes?

Dryness: Computer use is not harmful but can be drying causing many different symptoms including: dryness, blur, headaches, irritation., light sensitivity. Try putting a bottle of lubricating drops next to the place where you do this work - and use as often as needed (don't use drops that say gets the red out). ...Read more

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Can eye strain from looking a computer screen for too long cause nystagmus?

Can eye strain from looking a computer screen for too long cause nystagmus?

No: Nystagmus is an "internal" condition that is built in to the wiring of your eyes and brain. "external" issues such as fatigue or looking in certain directions can cause nystagmus to appear worse or more evident, but they cannot cause nystagmus to develop. ...Read more

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