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Can you suffer eye strain if you have been on the computer for couple of hours?

Can you suffer eye strain if you have been on the computer for couple of hours?

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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Will blinking once per 2-4 seconds prevent eye strain when i'm on the computer for long hours?

Will blinking once per 2-4 seconds prevent eye strain when i'm on the computer for long hours?

Maybe: 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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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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Are the effects of computer eye strain temporary?

Are the effects of computer eye strain temporary?

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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What is the best color combination on my computer to help reduce eye strain?

What is the best color combination on my computer to help reduce eye strain?

Warmer: Many people feel the warmer (lower k temperature) colors are more pleasing. There is a setting for this under your monitor control. Also, some feel a slight yellow tint to computer glasses reduces glare and increases contrast. Making sure the resolution is set to a native value on lcd displays makes text sharper as well. ...Read more

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I have to be on the computer for work for most of my day. Is there an eye exercise that I can do very quickly to alleviate the strain?

Adjust computer dist: Taking a "vision" break every 30 minutes by staring off at a distance helps. So does changing the distance the monitor is from you every so often. Be sure to use artificial tears regularly if you feel a burning sensation. Most importantly, change what you are focusing on regularly (screen, desk, looking out the window, etc.). ...Read more

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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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How can I reduce eye strain while using the computer?

How can I reduce eye strain while using the computer?

Refraction lubricate: First make sure that you have the proper refraction. At age 45, patients may start to develop presbyopia, the need for glasses to focus close-up. When you use your computer your blink rate will be reduced. This will contribute to dry eye. If your eyes feel scratchy after using your computer for a while i would suggest a lubricating drop prior to and during computer use. ...Read more