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How Far Away Should Your Computer Screen Be From Your Eyes
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Trying to read or use a computer after receiving dilating drops in the eyes may be difficult, but will not be damaging.See 1 more doctor answer
Computer glasses: You probably need computer glasses at age 47. You can also make the font size larger.
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.
Eyes blurry when looking at computer screen, clear when looking at surroundings and currently burning. What's happening, what to do?
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.
No: Anything that helps you see better will reduce eyestrain.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
Is it true that modern tv/computer screen less harmful for eyes compared to 1960-80.Simply because X-ray radiation is less in modern tv/computer.?
Safe: Tv/computer screens are not known to emit harmful radiation.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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