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Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

No: Nearsightedness is programmed into the shape of the eyes. Some studies have loosely linked use of nightlights and excessive near work by young children with nearsightedness, but it is not conclusive. Feel free to use the computer as you normally do. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Holding Objects Closer To Read (Definition)

Nearsightedness is a symptom where a person has trouble seeing clearing faraway objects. ...Read more


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Is the computer screen the reason for my nearsightedness?

Is the computer screen the reason for my nearsightedness?

No: Computer use does not do this - otherwise in this era of universal computer use, all of us would be nearsighted. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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Please help docs! is nearsighted (myopia) in children caused by excessive use of computer/ipad?

Please help docs! is nearsighted (myopia) in children caused by excessive use of computer/ipad?

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

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What causes nearsightedness/farsightedness and can laptop computer use cause one?

What causes nearsightedness/farsightedness and can laptop computer use cause one?

Eye shape: The shape of your eye ball is the cause of near- and far-sightedness. This is genetic and won't be effected by computer use. ...Read more

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Does excessive computer use lead to nearsightedness?

Does excessive computer use lead to nearsightedness?

No: There is no relationship between visual activities and the development or prevention of nearsightedness. ...Read more

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I am nearsighted but do I have to wear glasses when using the computer?

I am nearsighted but do I have to wear glasses when using the computer?

No: Only if they help you. It is common for near sighted people to remove their glasses while reading or at the computer. Have a great day! ...Read more

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Will your eyes continue to get worse if you continue using the the computer even after you've become nearsighted?

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

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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

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