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Doctor insights on: How Do You Protect Your Eyes From Harmful Radiation When Working On Computer

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How do you protect your eyes from harmful radiation when working on computer?

How do you protect your eyes from harmful radiation when working on computer?

You don't need to: Unless you are using an older computer monitor (mid-1990s or earlier), you do not need to be concerned about radiation. Today's flat screens are pre-shielded, emit light differently than older cathode ray tube (crt) monitors, and are no longer found to be a cause for concern. Although monitor filters are still available, there is no proof that they are of any benefit with modern screens. ...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?

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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What can I do to protect myself from the radiations that emit from TV's, computers and mobile phones ?

What can I do to protect myself from the radiations that emit from TV's, computers and mobile phones ?

Avoidance: Keep far away from the source. There has been little proof that the amount of radiation from TV and computer poses a health risk. As for mobile phone, the issue remains unsettled re. brain tumor suggested. If concerned, use your mobile device only when necessary or launch Bluetooth(If a phone is glued to your ear much of the day, your brain is already 1/2 dead anyway). ...Read more

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Does looking repeatedly into the sun damage your eyes? I like to take photos of the sunrise. How about if i close them and face the light?

Does looking repeatedly into the sun  damage your eyes? I like to take photos of the sunrise. How about if i close them and face the light?

Possible: Looking directly at the sun can damage your eyes and it takes only seconds to do so. Be careful when looking directly at the sun. By the way if you are using a digital camera, you can look at the sun on the screen on the camera. This risk in in this case is to your camera, not your eyes. ...Read more

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Which precaution to take to protect eyes when hooked on to computer?

Which precaution to take to protect eyes when hooked on to computer?

BLINK MORE!: Chronic computer use, or mobile phone use involves staring too long without blinking, causing mild to severe dry eyes! Use a post-it note, stating, 'BLINK NOW!' Take breaks from computer work too. Your normal blink reflex can be reduced so severely that you will need ot use lubricating drops, while working on the computer to prevent red, burning eyes that are drying out. Use warm compress in AM 2. ...Read more

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Can you wash your face if your eyes are tired?will it cause blur or not? And how long before wasing eyes after exposure to radiation of Gadgets Thanks

Can you wash your face if your eyes are tired?will it cause blur or not? And how long before wasing eyes after exposure to radiation of Gadgets Thanks

Washing your: face shouldn't affect your eyesight. What kind of radiation exposure did you have? If xray, there is no need to wash out your eyes. If you work with radioactive substances(e.g. a nuclear medicine tech) and were splashed in the eyes, wash them immediately and take action according to your facility's Radiation Safety protocols ...Read more

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How do you stop your eyes watering when wearing contact lenses; how long will this keep going on?

How do you stop your eyes watering when wearing contact lenses; how long will this keep going on?

Irritation: Your eyes water when they are irritated. If they are being caused by the contacts, see your eye specialist as there may be other options to try that won't irritate your eyes as much. ...Read more

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Will window tinting my car help protect me from uva/uvb rays? If so what brand?

Will window tinting my car help protect me from uva/uvb rays? If so what brand?

Window Tinting: From talking to many window tinting companies, that offer several competing product lines, the final opinion is that llumar, formula1, and sun-gard (by madico) offer the best value for your money. ...Read more

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Is there protective eyeglasses I can wear when working on the computer?

Is there protective eyeglasses I can wear when working on the computer?

No: No, not necessary, usless you are in a high glare environment. Speak to your optician and have a great day! ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries when working on the car?

Eye protection!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. Wear a mask or goggles designed for welding if needed. ...Read more

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Can wash your eyes if they tired ? if not how long before you can ash them after using Cellphone or watching tv all day?

Do not wash out eyes: Eye tiredness after reading is usually caused by corneal drying which can be treated with any topical lubricating eyedrops. It is not necessary to wash out the eye with more than one or two drops of an artificial teardrops which can be bought over-the-counter at any pharmacy. The concern in irrigating the eye out is one may cause more harm than good by accidentally scratching the eye. ...Read more

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What are dentists trying to protect when they put a lead apron on your chest for x-rays?

What are dentists trying to protect when they put a lead apron on your chest for x-rays?

Insurance rates: There is good evidence that lead vests don't do much. They're supposed to stop x-rays that curve around after going thru' your mouth. Problem? X-rays are like light, they don't bend. Lead vests aren't used much in other countries. Here, we'd likely get sued not using them. ...Read more

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How do I avoid the radiation effect from mobiles?

How do I avoid the radiation effect from mobiles?

Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead to an increased risk to formation of brain tumors. Many of the studies already done have biases or data that is not conclusive. To avoid this radiation, do not use a cell phone. ...Read more

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Does sitting close to the tv really hurt / affect your eyes?

Does sitting close to the tv really hurt / affect your eyes?

No: Lengthy tv or computer monitor viewing can be tiring and drying but is not hazardous. You are far more likely to be damaged by the content of what you are viewing. ...Read more

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What parts are dentists trying to protect when they put a lead apron on you for x-rays?

What parts are dentists trying to protect when they put a lead apron on you for x-rays?

Reproductive organs: The lead or substitute apron protects the reproductive organs, thyroid, and other sensitive tissues. ...Read more

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Eyes problems right eye starts to hurt when I used phone to much and TV ?

Eyes problems right eye starts to hurt when I used phone to much and TV ?

Depends: I suggest that you go to the Eye doctor for examination including tests for Glaucoma. I do not see how talking on the phone can make your Right eye hurt. Watching tv or a computer screen for too long could make your eye hurt. Go to Web MD to learn about exercises for the eye. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does turning on your phone in the dark and feeling such bad eyestrain so you have to close them bad?

Does turning on your phone in the dark and feeling such bad eyestrain so you have to close them bad?

No Damage: Eye strain may give you a headache, but generally leads to no lasting impairment. If you have to close your eyes for a rest, do it. If your vision is blurry, see (joke in there somewhere) your doctor. ...Read more