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Does Staring At A Computer All Day Really Damage Your Eyes
Don't overuse: Excessive staring at a computer screen will result in severe fatigue and blurring of vision. Shorten exposure times, use melanin filtered reading lenses, avoid over-bright screens should help. Keeping eyes rested and moisturized is helpful in reducing symptoms of severe eyestrain. ...Read more
Can staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your eyesight? Any answers appreciated!
No: However, prolonged computer work can dry the eyes and cause irritation as the blink rate does down. Use artificial tears. The focusing of the eyes can be affected so take a break every hour or two looking in the distance. Make sure your glasses presciption is up to date to avoid tired aching eyes. Keep the brightness down to avoid light sensitivity. Sometimes a little larger font will help. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I use a computer all day at work, can staring at a screen for long periods of time cause a strain on your eye and produce a twitch in your eye lid?
Too much LED: Watching too much led light is not going to make you go blind. However, it can cause your eye muscles to get tired, just as if you exercised for hours and your leg muscles got tired. That is eye fatigue.That in turn can cause eye twitching, just as muscles in leg can twitch if irritated/overused. Take 5-10 minute breaks every hour when using these types of technology to prevent this. ...Read more
I am always my eyes red and increases the redness when read or work on the computer or watching television for a long time what does work glasses?
Variable : Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days. Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic display. Usually symptoms of dryness, burning, stinging, fatigue , and blurriness are present. Take frequent breaks, and look away at distant objects. Use artificial tears. Close your eyes for a few minutes are a few suggestions. Same for reading/tv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somehow: I don't think so. In fact staring at a computer screen would most likely result in a loss of social and intellectual power leading to a poorer life. Close the laptop, get out and meet people, do things, read books, travel...anything. A computer and the internet should be used as a tool to enhance life not control it. ...Read more
Computers = eye strain? I spend a lot of time in front of a computer monitor, both at work and at home. Before i log off at night, i often find my eyes feel tired and/or dry. Should I use eye drops, or do I need to get a life away from my computers? Is st
Working : Working at a computer screen for long hours is very tough on the eyes, for two separate reasons: 1) when you concentrate on computer work, most people blink less than they should. Under normal conditions, the average person blinks once every 5 seconds, but when using a computer, many people blink only every 8-10 seconds. This can cause the eyes to feel dry and become red and irritated. The solution is to rest the eyes throughout the day, if only for a few minutes each hour. Eye drops will not help much. Fish or flaxseed oil pills (omega-3's) help a great deal by making the tears a little thicker. 2) if you are over 40, you might benefit from reading glasses while working at the computer. Oftentimes, the reading glasses sold in the drugstore (no prescription needed) will do the trick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breaks/Glasses: To prevent eye strain, take frequent breaks by looking out a window or far off distance. This relaxes the muscle in the eye that is straining to read the computer. Also, light reading glasses may be needed to help you see clearly and avoid strain. Check with your eye doctor if the strain persists as a pair of computer glasses may be helpful. ...Read more
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