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Doctor insights on: Does Wearing Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes While On The Computer

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Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Maybe: If you are protecting them fro flying objects, yes. If you wish to protect them from flying dust, yes. If your goal is to protect them from radio and light waves, yes. However the waves are pretty safe. I would not recommend them unless you feel more comfortable wearing them.

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Is it a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes while on the computer?

Is it a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes while on the computer?

No: A bright computer monitor may give you glare but the screen can be dimmed. But its not generally necessary to wear sunglasses.

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Will sunglasses protect my eyes while on the computer?

Will sunglasses protect my eyes while on the computer?

Not needed: You don't need anything but a required prescription glasses that an eye doctor can determine for using computers.

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Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

Not necessary: The lcd displays have little or no radiation that can in anyway damage the eye. So there is no need to wear sunglasses. There is a diagnosis as cvs, or computer vision syncrome, which is nothing but tiredness, poorly fitted glasses; or dry eyes after hours of computer use are possible. Neck problems have also been noted. No direct damage to the eye has been noted.

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All day I am working with computer. I feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. Is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

All day I am working with computer. I feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. Is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

Dryness: Computer use is now extremely common for sustained periods. It is not harmful but it is drying. Eye dryness causes many symptoms including fatigue, irritation, redness, and some amount of blur. I recommend that frequent computer users have a bottle of tear replacement drops next to the computer to be used whenever there is any type of symptom. Sunglasses would not help.

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Will my eyes not get affected if I wear sunglasses and use computer?

Will my eyes not get affected if I wear sunglasses and use computer?

No need: There is no need to wear sunglasses when working with lcd or led monitors. They have little or no radiation. There was a problem years ago with video display of old cathode ray monitors which emitted radiation, but I don't think you are still using that?

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How much is to much tv/computer for your eyes? Would sunglasses help? (sorry I know this is two questions.)

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How much is to much tv/computer for your eyes? Would sunglasses help? (sorry I know this is two questions.)

Dry eye: It is common for the eyes to become dry during prolonged tv or computer use. Try some artificial tears every 30 minutes or so to alleviate any feelings of dry eye such as foreign body sensation or burning/tearing. Take a break every 30 minutes to look at something far away out the window to reduce eye strain.

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Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes I wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also my eyes burn.?

Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes I wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also my eyes burn.?

Dry eye: Your description is most consistent with dry eye issues. I would recommend trying artificial tears, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. If no improvement, I would see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment.

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Can too much computer use damage my eyes?

Can too much computer use damage my eyes?

No: Computer use can be fatiguing and commonly is drying (keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to your computer) but will not cause any short or long term harm.

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I spend my life on the computer. Will this affect my eyes now or long term?

I spend my life on the computer. Will this affect my eyes now or long term?

No effect: Frequent computer use is fatiguing and commonly drying. But it would cause no change in the eyes or harm to the eyes. Otherwise Microsoft and Apple, for instance, would have an eye clinic on campus for their employees.

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Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Dry eye: Your eyes are getting dry while you are using the computer. Instead of massaging your eyes, try using artificial tears and taking a short break if possible. Warm compresses of the eyelid are fine but I would avoid firm massaging of your eyes themselves.

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What could be causing my eyes to get tired after only a few minutes of working on the computer?

See below: It could be dry eyes. Try using artificial tears. If that doesn't help, see an eye doctor. Other causes include un/undercorrected refractive error or eye muscle disease.

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Why have I been having trouble focusing my eyes on the computer screen?

Why have I been having trouble focusing my eyes on the computer screen?

Eye dryness: You might have developed a need for eyeglasses but the most common cause of loss of focus at the computer is eyedryness. Try using a teardrop at you convenience next to the computer.

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How do I stop getting bloodshot eyes whilst on the computer for hours?

How do I stop getting bloodshot eyes whilst on the computer for hours?

Eye care: Look away from screen & blink every 10-15 min. Consider rewetting drops (not decongestant drops). If you use contacts: be sure to clean & use them as directed by your eye doc, consider switching to daily disposable contacts if you use monthly's, & consider wearing your glasses more often. Consider other causes of red eyes such as allergies. If still have probs, please talk w/ ur eye doc.

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Does being on the computer for too long really ruin your eyes or is it just myth?

Does being on the computer for too long really ruin your eyes or is it just myth?

Not harmful: Prolonged computer use is tiring, may be drying and irritating, but it will not cause any permanent change or ruin your eyes. Try using an over the counter lubricating drop for relief during prolonged computer use.

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Because I do to much work on the computer looking into the screen, how should I rest my eyes?

Not a problem: Computer use at length is fatiguing and drying. But it is not harmful so for instance there is no greater incidence of eye disease among Microsoft employees compared to people with non-computer work.

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I find that when I spend hours on the computer and watching tv, I begin to feel a bit drained and weird. Could my eyes be strained?

I find that when I spend hours on the computer and watching tv, I begin to feel a bit drained and weird. Could my eyes be strained?

Yes: Definitely eye strain if poorly lit but also poor ergonomics could lead to fatigue earlier than expected. Check out http://www. Uhs. Umich. Edu/computerergonomics for computer ergonomics. Check out http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/cvs/ergonomics. Htm for computer vision concerns.

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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.

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I have this jumpy like vision after being on the computer for a long time I have to re read things because I feel my eyes jump; worrysome? I hate it

I have this jumpy like vision after being on the computer for a long time I have to re read things because I feel my eyes jump; worrysome? I hate it

Visual fatigue: After using a computer for a period of time can occur if one has a slight refractive error (needs glasses) or accommodative dysfunction (again, remedied by glasses). A good vision exam that tests both near and distance vision, as well as a good ocular exam looking at the ocular alignment and ability to accommodate properly will give you the solution to your problem.

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