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Doctor insights on: How Bad Is It To Stare At Your Computer Screen All Day Long

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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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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What makes staring at a computer screen for a long time bad for your eyes?

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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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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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 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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Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?

Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?

Dry eyes!: Yes, concentration work such as on a computer can cause the eyes to dry and turn red. Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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

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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At a computer screen for so long can also cause cataracts?

At a computer screen for so long can also cause cataracts?

No: Cataracts are the "greay hair" of the eyes. Everyone gets them as they age. Certain chemicals (steroids, chemotherapy) and exposure to high levels of ultraviolet radiation may speed up their development, but monitors and television sets do not emit significant enough amounts of energy to increase growth of catatracts. ...Read more

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Is it ok to stare at computer screen with dialiated eyes?

Is it ok to stare at computer screen with dialiated eyes?

Yes: Trying to read or use a computer after receiving dilating drops in the eyes may be difficult, but will not be damaging. ...Read more

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