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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the effects of staring at a computer screen 15 hours a day?

What are the effects of staring at a computer screen 15 hours a day?

Fatigue : When you look at anything to focus, a lot of activity goes on in our brain as well as other parts such as eye muscles. We need to take break and give time for our systems to reset. If we cannot afford to do that we will get headache and other signs of fatigue; our productivity will go down; we just get the feeling of doing our best: however, without the best result. ...Read more

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I am getting bad headaches from staring at a computer screen all day. What can I do?

Headaches Computer: The eye strain from staring at the computer is what causes the headaches and it is quite common. The solution is simple, spend less time on the computer. ...Read more

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Feeling sick after staring at computer screen all night?

Feeling sick after staring at computer screen all night?

It is time for break: Eyes can tolerate stress only for a certain length of time. The muscles of the eye that control the eye movements, the muscles that control your iris, and even the photosensitive cells of the retina can get fatigue just like any other muscles of the body. We have to listen to our body and take a break. Do not over do it! ...Read more

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Could the light of a computer screen affect your brain and can computer radiation cause cancer?

Could the light of a computer screen affect your brain and can computer radiation cause cancer?

No and no: This is disinformation. The radiation given off by the computer isn't anywhere near the wavelengths that damage tissue. You give off the same kind of radiation yourself. ...Read more

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What can cause text to appear to be 3D or moving on my computer screen, when it is not? It hurts my eyes, and makes me nauseated.

What can cause text to appear to be 3D or moving on my computer screen, when it is not? It hurts my eyes, and makes me nauseated.

Vision issues: You may be getting eyestrain from prologed computer use. I recommend taking a 5-10 minute break every hour of computer use. You are on medications which may be contributing to it. If your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does washing your hands 30 times during the day cause cancer? Also does leaning over your computer screen cause skin cancer?

Does washing your hands 30 times during the day cause cancer? Also does leaning over your computer screen cause skin cancer?

No to both: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could computer screen cause permanent eye damage?

Please tell me, could computer screen cause permanent eye damage?

No: This has been tested hundreds of times and there is no harm. There is sometimes eye dryness and fatigue but these can be helped. ...Read more

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