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Does Reading From Computer Screens Cause Nearsightedness
No: Computer use does not do this - otherwise in this era of universal computer use, all of us would be nearsighted. ...Read more
I think I'm myopic and I use computers and mobiles a lot. Now I'm seeing hundreds of tiny dots moving in a light screen such as white wall.
Urgent Ophthalmology: The sudden onset of floaters can be a sign of an impending retinal detachment, often followed by flashes of light and a curtain or veil across your view. An urgent dilated retinal exam will determine if this is a posterior vitreous detachment, a retinal tear, infection, vitreous hemorrhage or something else. A retina specialist is recommended if laser or other surgery is indicated. Do not delay! ...Read more
Should I wear my nearsighted glasses for reading and looking at computer? My prescription is -1.75 rt eye, -.75 left eye. Will it make vision worse?
Q1: no. Q2: maybe.: If you are "nearsighted," that means you need your glasses for distance, like for driving, but not reading. Conversely, if you are "farsighted" you need your glasses for up-close vision, like reading but not driving. Using your distance lenses for reading will stress your eyes, and may leave you with a headache and even some mild fatigue. Make sure your prescription is current. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nearsightedness is related to the size of the eyeball and the fact that the lens focuses input from far away in front of the retina where it is not clear. Close up vision may remain in focus. Treatment involves using lenses to help move the clear point of far vision to the retina. Excessive computer use can cause eye fatigue, but does not alter the shape of the eyeball or its focus point. ...Read more
Will your eyes continue to get worse if you continue using the the computer even after you've become nearsighted?
Not related: There is no evidence that computer use increases nearsightedness. Nearsightedness continues to increase through the teen years and the middle twenties and then generally stops worsening. This is independent of outside influence although some work is being done on the relationship between sunlight, artificial light and the development of myopia. Keep tuned. ...Read more
Is wearing weaker prescription glasses for when I am on the computer a bad thing to do? I'm nearsighted but I still need glasses to see the computer
Not bad: You don't need your full correction to see the computer. As long as you are comfortable in them and you are seeing the computer screen well, then you should be fine. Don't use someone else's glasses ad they might have astigmatism or prism correction that you don't need. Take care. ...Read more
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