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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)

Astigmatism is 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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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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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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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