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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Eyes sometimes feel like they cant focus. If I am on the computer reading the words seem like they move. Sometimes it feels like beating next to them.

Eyes sometimes feel like they cant focus. If I am on the computer reading the words seem like they move. Sometimes it feels like beating next to them.

Migraine: If this problem only occurs some of the time, and you are able to focus your eyes at other times, this could be a symptom or aura of migraine. The sensation of beating next to your eyes is not unlike the pulsating feeling of migraine. For more information on migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

Computer: You should take a several minute break every 30 minutes. Your blink reflex will be diminished by over 60% at that time resulting in dryness and irritation.With the break it will return to normal.No significant eye damage will occur. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease the pain of tired and aching eyes due to long hours on the computer?

What can be done to ease the pain of tired and aching eyes due to long hours on the computer?

Tears: Artificial tears 4-6 times a day should help. Most people blink less when they are at the computer and this causes more dryness. ...Read more

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If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer. Does this mean I need glasses?

It may be so: Tired eyes can be a result of dry eyes or eye strain. Staring at a computer causes your eyes to blink less frequently, drying them. Dry eyes often cause blurred vision. If artificial tears are placed in the eyes just prior and during computer use do not relieve the sensation, you may want to have your eyes examined for possible computer glasses. ...Read more

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If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer, is this a sign of needing glasses?

If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer, is this a sign of needing glasses?

Not likely.: This is likely to be due to being overworked or to tension. You might need a rest from your computer, or a refreshing hobby that stimulates you. Exercise and time outside can be a real help, and your body will get sunlight that is very important in processing of things like vitamin d, and cleansing of skin irritants and acne. Take time with your family, etc. And you'd be surprised how you feel. ...Read more

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Both of my eyes are twitching when i close them I've been on the computer a lot this week could this be why i?

Both of my eyes are twitching when i close them I've been on the computer a lot this week could this be why i?

Computer work: Causes the blink rate to decreas substantially. Blinking is necessary to keep the tear film working to give you clear vision. The irritation from this may be why your eyes are twitching. Make sure you have the proper perscription especially if you have an astigmatism, use lubricating eye drops during the day. Take an occasion break from the close up work to relax the eyes. ...Read more

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I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then i center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then i center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

Not classic for: Nystagmus. Possibly dry eyes from staring at computer too long and not blinking enough. By looking up, you are partially blinking. Try artificial tears or try more frequent purposeful blinking. ...Read more

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I'm a college student who is required to work on the computer and read a lot. How can I take care of my eyes?

Take a lot of breaks: College is a time when we do a great deal of reading. While not dangerous to the eyes, strain and dry eyes can be frustrating. Be sure to take a break every 15 to 30 minutes to stare out at a distance, use artificial tears if your eyes feel dry, and try changing what you are doing whenever possible (switch from the computer to a textbook every so often) to change your focus. ...Read more

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My eyes burn when i sit on the computer for a very long tym and my job demands it. So could you please give me a solution?

Rest and tears: This so called 'computer vision syndrome' can be due to uncorrected refractive error, dry eye, or infrequent blinking. Ensure your glasses are up to date, try artificial tears, and take short breaks to blink or close eyes for few seconds. ...Read more

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I was on the computer for probably 2 to 3 hours (reading a book) and now my eyes feel strained and the white part of my eye is red should I be worried?

I was on the computer for probably 2 to 3 hours (reading a book) and now my eyes feel strained and the white part of my eye is red should I be worried?

Visual fatigue: After using a computer for a period of time can occur if one has a slight refractive error or accommodative dysfunction (also 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. Also using artificial tears will help the redness ...Read more