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How Long After An Eye Exam Should I Wait To Look At A Computer Screen
An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can staring at a computer screen for too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?
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
It depends: If you are briefly checking email messages there is less likelihood of eye strain than if you spend an hour in front of the monitor. But if you have dry eyes or an uncorrected prescription (farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia), you may experience strain or fatigue much more quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a constant scintillating scotoma that happens every time I look at a computer screen that is not "glassy" recently saw eye doc, no eye problems?
Usually Unrelated: Since you seem to be well educated as to how to use the term "scintillating scotoma" and aware of what appears to trigger the same then, you must've done enough reading or been told by the eye doc that such a symptom is much less likely associated with eye problems than it is with headache problems such as aura of a migraine. Back to the primary for a more definitive referral if necessary. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
No, take breaks: The distance from the screen has nothing to do with the effect of the light on your eyes/retina What you need to do instead is make sure you take breaks. 5-10 minutes every hour away from the screen/light is adequate to rest the eyes. Don't pick up your cell phone during that time - best is to actually close eyes and let them rest, but can also just stretch, take a walk, etc. ...Read more
Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?
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.?
Why does my vision suddenly look convex? First on my computer screen now occasional on walls or floor. Also seeing double in R eye, one over the other
Double vision: There are dozens of things that can cause double vision. This could related to your scleritis and lower extremity changes. It is best to get an exam to eliminate any significant diagnoses. Start with a neurologist or ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Eyes blurry when looking at computer screen, clear when looking at surroundings and currently burning. What's happening, what to do?
No: This has been tested hundreds of times and there is no harm. There is sometimes eye dryness and fatigue but these can be helped. ...Read more
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