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Could staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your sight?

Could staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your sight?

No: If that were true then eye doctors would move their offices across the street from apple, google, microsoft, etc. And be busy for years. ...Read more

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Would staring at a computer screen all day give you bad eye sight?

Would staring at a computer screen all day give you bad eye sight?

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

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Can staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your eyesight? Any answers appreciated!

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

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How bad is it to stare at your computer screen all day long?

How bad is it to stare at your computer screen all day long?

Not: Staring at a computer screen all day long can exacerbate eye dryness, induce eye strain, possible worsening of myopia in a young person due to constant accommodative state, but shouldn't cause vision loss. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or is that a myth?

Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or is that a myth?

Myth: Computer screen images are not harmful. Continuous use can be fatiguing and is commonly dyring. But there is no long term harm possible. Otherwise we eye doctors would crowd around redmond washington (home of microsoft) and set up shop. ...Read more

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Does staring at a monitor all day can cause short-sightedness?

Does staring at a monitor all day can cause short-sightedness?

Not really: Short sightedness or myopia has no know cause. There is a strong genetic component plus other less understood environmental contributors. Staring at a computer has never conclusively been shown to worsen myopia or any other eye disease. ...Read more

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I spend hours on the computer and watching t.V. Can these things really cause a lazy eye?

I spend hours on the computer and watching t.V. Can these things really cause a lazy eye?

No: Lazy eyes are a product of vision issues in infancy and young childhood. If you are simply saying the only issue is that one of your eyes turns out or in after prolonged computer use that is due to fatigue and not from the video screen. ...Read more

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Could staring at a computer screen to long effect my vision?

No: Lengthy computer use can be fatiguing and drying but does not cause any permanent changes. Otherwise eye doctors would open up offices across the street from microsoft and apple and make a fortune. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Could my power increase if i stare at the computer screen the whole day?

Could my power increase if i stare at the computer screen the whole day?

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

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Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or cause cancer?

Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or cause cancer?

Neither: It may be tiring and sitting too long may not be good for the weight, however, looking at a computer screen by itself is not harmful to your health. You can help yourself by taking short breaks, even better if you can take short walks. ...Read more

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What makes staring at a computer screen for a long time bad for your eyes?

Dryness: Staring at a computer can dry out the tear film and lead to dryness. Taking short breaks, using artificial tears, and remembering to blink can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

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