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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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Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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After working on computer for long hours there's irritation in my eyes?

Computer: After working on a computer for about 20-30 minutes, the blink reflex is diminished by about 60%.This causes the eyes to become dry,injected,and irritated. You should back away from the computer for several minutes and close your eyes.Also lubricant eye drops will help. There will be no permanent problems. ...Read more

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I had bad pain on my eyes after watching tv, working on computer or after using cell phone.And right now I start isong 0.5 eye glass to read far thing ?

I had bad pain on my eyes after watching tv, working on computer or after using cell phone.And right now I start isong 0.5 eye glass to read far thing ?

Hyperopia : It sounds like you are beginning to manifest some farsightedness. A good exam and a prescription for glasses or contact lenses should help. Some hyperopic patients can be treated with lasik. ...Read more

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Am I gonna have an eye infection? I keep forgetting and rub my eyes while working on computer at public library

Unlikely: Eye infections require exposure to a possible organism and the susceptibility of your body. We rub our eyes a lot in many circumstances and yet infection is uncommon. Computer work is drying and that is probably why you rub your eyes so often. Take with you a bottle of lubricating tears when you use a computer and apply this instead of rubbing. ...Read more

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Is it fatigue, eyestrain or dry eye syndrome that makes my eyes feel funny when working on computer for 14 hours per day?

Is it fatigue, eyestrain or dry eye syndrome that makes my eyes feel funny when working on computer for 14 hours per day?

Fatigue: Although each of the causes you provide are possible, i would suspect fatigue and address this first by resting with eyes closed for five minutes every hour. ...Read more

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I have eye sight problem. Cannt see far things. I use spectacles of 0.5. Should i wore same specs or an antiglare specs when working on computer.

I have eye sight problem. Cannt see far things. I use spectacles of 0.5. Should i wore same specs or an antiglare specs when working on computer.

Either: If you feel more comfortable in your glasses at the computer, then perfectly fine to use them. An antireflective coating probably won't add much to comfort, however. Your symptoms of not being able to see far things clearly without spectacles indicates myopia, I presume a -0.5 corrective spectacle. I would assume your near vision at your age not to require any help at the computer to begin with. ...Read more

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Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Unclear request: I am not sure the panel knows what "cooling glasses" are..I sure don't. Most glare ; visual fatigue from computers can be helped by anti-reflective coating, uv-400 blocker ; in some cases, polarized lenses. ...Read more