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Doctor insights on: How Far Away Should Your Computer Screen Be From Your Eyes

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How far away should your computer screen be from your eyes?

How far away should your computer screen be from your eyes?

Adjust to comfort: Depends on font, screen height and size vs. Chair height and size, how much refractive error/correction. Go for an ergonomic setup. ...Read more

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Is the computer screen hurting my eyes?

Is the computer screen hurting my eyes?

Common notion: There is a frequent notion that steady use of video screens can cause some eye issues. While fatigue is common and dryness as well, there is no permanent or serious harm that can result. ...Read more

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How bad for your eyes is the computer screen?

How bad for your eyes is the computer screen?

Computer screen: There usually is no visual harm from the use of a computer, however if one has a tendency for a dry eye syndrome the constant staring with infrequent blinking can aggravate this. ...Read more

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What is the correct distance to keep your eyes from the computer screen ?

What is the correct distance to keep your eyes from the computer screen ?

There is none: The best distance is that which is most comfortable for you. Some people prefer to be slightly closer, while others prefer to be further back from the monitor. There is no risk for eye damage from modern screens, although staring for long period can cause strain and dry eyes. The key is regular breaks to relax the eyes, and glasses and lubricant eye drops if needed for best comfort. ...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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How bad is the computer screen for your eyes?

How bad is the computer screen for your eyes?

Computer screen: There usually is no visual harm from the use of a computer, however if one has a tendency for a dry eye syndrome the constant staring with infrequent blinking can aggravate this. ...Read more

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Would computer screen adjustments help keep my eyes from getting tired?

Would computer screen adjustments help keep my eyes from getting tired?

Computer glasses: You probably need computer glasses at age 47. You can also make the font size larger. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more

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Is watching tv or computer screen at low distance harmful for eyes.Can I go blind ?

Is watching tv or computer screen at low distance harmful for eyes.Can I go blind ?

No danger: Although it can cause eye strain and discomfort, there is no risk of blindness from being too close to a computer monitor or television. The real question is: why would you be sitting so close? You may need glasses, and could benefit from an eye examination. ...Read more

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Eyes blurry when looking at computer screen, clear when looking at surroundings and currently burning. What's happening, what to do?

Eyes blurry when looking at computer screen, clear when looking at surroundings and currently burning. What's happening, what to do?

Try this: Your eyes may be drying out when you are looking at the computer. Try some artificial tears to see if this helps clear your vision. The other possibility is that you need glasses. You could try +1.00 over-the-counter reading glasses for this. Good luck! ...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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Is it normal for my eyes to get watery when I look at a computer screen for a long time?

Is it normal for my eyes to get watery when I look at a computer screen for a long time?

You bet!: When we stare at something for a long time (computer screen, book, wall) we decrease the amount of blinking per minute. Blinking pushes water on the eye (reverse windshield wiper) to coat it. When you don't blink, the eye dries and sends a signal to the tear gland to produce more tears in order to protect the eye. It is a sign that you are staring too long. Try a break or artificial tears. ...Read more

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Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or is that a myth?

Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or is that a myth?

Myth: Computer screen images are not harmful. Continuous use can be fatiguing and is commonly dyring. But there is no long term harm possible. Otherwise we eye doctors would crowd around redmond washington (home of microsoft) and set up shop. ...Read more

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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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Expert opinion please: could staring at the computer screen for 8+ hrs make your eyes itchy?

Expert opinion please: could staring at the computer screen for 8+ hrs make your eyes itchy?

Perhaps: It is commonly believed that radiation from a computer monitor can damage the eyes. This is false. You may develop eye strain from prolonged computer time or your eyes can become dry and irritated, because you don't blink as much when reading or watching a monitor/tv. The monitor radiation itself will not damage your eyes, though. ...Read more

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Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or cause cancer?

Neither: It may be tiring and sitting too long may not be good for the weight, however, looking at a computer screen by itself is not harmful to your health. You can help yourself by taking short breaks, even better if you can take short walks. ...Read more

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