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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

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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?

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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Is staring at a computer for long periods of time bad for the eyes and are there long term consequences?

Is staring at a computer for long periods of time bad for the eyes and are there long term consequences?

Computer use: Computer use will cause the eyes to get dry during this time but will cause no permanent damage. You can try artificial tears as needed and take short breaks to prevent these symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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 too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?

Can staring at a computer screen for too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?

Perhaps: If you require correction (glasses, bifocals, contacts. ...) and are not wearing these while at the computer you may have eye strain or even develop headaches. You should be checked by an eye doctor. Also dry eye could cause these symotoms - they can check for this too. ...Read more

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Can the eyes cause vertigo/inner ear dysfunction? (i.e. staring at a computer daily)

Can the eyes cause vertigo/inner ear dysfunction? (i.e. staring at a computer daily)

Usually not: Vertigo/inner ear dysfunction can affect the eyes, but usually not the other way around. Staring at a computer daily does not harm your eyes. If you are susceptible to vertigo or inner ear dysfunction, it is important to see a doctor to find the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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How are our eyes affected by staring at computer screens, ipad screens, phone screens and televisions?

Eye strain: 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 do I treat bloodshot eyes from staring at the computer?

How do I treat bloodshot eyes from staring at the computer?

Blink, rest, & tears: Take frequent rest periods. Don't forget to blink when staring at the computer. Use over the counter teardrops to help lubricate the eye. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could staring at the computer screen for 8+ hrs make your eyes itchy?

Expert opinion please: could staring at the computer screen for 8+ hrs make your eyes itchy?

Perhaps: It is commonly believed that radiation from a computer monitor can damage the eyes. This is false. You may develop eye strain from prolonged computer time or your eyes can become dry and irritated, because you don't blink as much when reading or watching a monitor/tv. The monitor radiation itself will not damage your eyes, though. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer for long periods of time cause a strain on your eye and produce a twitch in your eye lid?

Can staring at a computer 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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Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

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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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

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I work in front of a computer all day, what can I do to protect my eyes? Hi, i work in front of a computer all day, my eyes often times become very dry. I have very bad vision, and I do prefer wearing contact lenses. I apply eye drops pretty often but th

I work in front of a computer all day, what can I do to protect my eyes? Hi, i work in front of a computer all day, my eyes often times become very dry. I have very bad vision, and I do prefer wearing contact lenses.

I apply eye drops pretty often but th

We've : We've done studies showing the normal blink rate is reduced when people are staring at the computer screen. In effect, they are staring their eyes dry you need to do all of the following: punctal plugs thicker preservative free tears rx for restasis drink more water and less caffeine and alcohol cool mist humidifier by your feet if all these things don't work, or if you find them too much of a pain, then you should just get rid of your contacts with an asa procedure, ie lasek or epilasek, as then your contacts won't keep drying out in your eyes this is probably the #1 reason my patients (about 1, 000 per year) get lasek--because of contact lens intolerance and dry eyes you should also see an eye md to check for mybomian gland disfunction, or mgd. Then you would need lid hygiene and perhaps doxycycline hope this helps!:). ...Read more

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