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Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Dry eye: Your eyes are getting dry while you are using the computer. Instead of massaging your eyes, try using artificial tears and taking a short break if possible. Warm compresses of the eyelid are fine but i would avoid firm massaging of your eyes themselves. ...Read more

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My eyes get tired easily when looking at the computer or watching tv ?

My eyes get tired easily when looking at the computer or watching tv ?

Likely tension/work.: This is likely to be due to being overworked or to tension. You might need a rest from your computer, or a refreshing hobby that stimulates you. Exercise and time outside can be a real help, and your body will get sunlight that is very important in processing of things like vitamin d, and cleansing of skin irritants and acne. Take time with your family, etc. And you'd be surprised how you feel. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eyes to get tired after only a few minutes of working on the computer?

What could be causing my eyes to get tired after only a few minutes of working on the computer?

See below: It could be dry eyes. Try using artificial tears. If that doesn't help, see an eye doctor. Other causes include un/undercorrected refractive error or eye muscle disease. ...Read more

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My work involves consistent use of computers (8 hours a day min). My eyes get tired by the end of the day. I can't rest because of work. Suggestions?

My work involves consistent use of computers (8 hours a day min). My eyes get tired by the end of the day. I can't rest because of work. Suggestions?

Many suggestions: Our eyes were not designed to focus on near objects for hours at a time without breaks. It's important to take at least 20 seconds every 10-20 minutes to focus on distant objects- you can also massage around your eyes, breathe deeply and move them in a circle. See http://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/irritated.htm for more suggestions related to monitor settings, work station etc. Discuss with boss! ...Read more

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If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer. Does this mean I need glasses?

If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer. Does this mean I need glasses?

It may be so: Tired eyes can be a result of dry eyes or eye strain. Staring at a computer causes your eyes to blink less frequently, drying them. Dry eyes often cause blurred vision. If artificial tears are placed in the eyes just prior and during computer use do not relieve the sensation, you may want to have your eyes examined for possible computer glasses. ...Read more

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If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer, is this a sign of needing glasses?

If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer, is this a sign of needing glasses?

Not likely.: This is likely to be due to being overworked or to tension. You might need a rest from your computer, or a refreshing hobby that stimulates you. Exercise and time outside can be a real help, and your body will get sunlight that is very important in processing of things like vitamin d, and cleansing of skin irritants and acne. Take time with your family, etc. And you'd be surprised how you feel. ...Read more

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When i sit in front of a screen (like a computer) my eyes get really dry and they hurt, i get a headache (like my head is heavy) and feel tired. ?

When i sit in front of a screen (like a computer) my eyes get really dry and they hurt, i get a headache (like my head is heavy) and feel tired. ?

Computer Vision Synd: This is a fatigue issue caused by staring at the screen. Take a small (1-2 minute) break every 45-60 minutes, and consider using artificial tears if you are in front of the computer for long periods of time. More info: http://www.2020vision.Com/cvs.Html. ...Read more

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Computers = eye strain? I spend a lot of time in front of a computer monitor, both at work and at home. Before i log off at night, i often find my eyes feel tired and/or dry. Should I use eye drops, or do I need to get a life away from my computers? Is st

Computers = eye strain? I spend a lot of time in front of a computer monitor, both at work and at home. Before i log off at night, i often find my eyes feel tired and/or dry. Should I use eye drops, or do I need to get a life away from my computers? Is st

Working : Working at a computer screen for long hours is very tough on the eyes, for two separate reasons: 1) when you concentrate on computer work, most people blink less than they should. Under normal conditions, the average person blinks once every 5 seconds, but when using a computer, many people blink only every 8-10 seconds. This can cause the eyes to feel dry and become red and irritated. The solution is to rest the eyes throughout the day, if only for a few minutes each hour. Eye drops will not help much. Fish or flaxseed oil pills (omega-3's) help a great deal by making the tears a little thicker. 2) if you are over 40, you might benefit from reading glasses while working at the computer. Oftentimes, the reading glasses sold in the drugstore (no prescription needed) will do the trick. ...Read more

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School requires constant computer time- project all yr round. eyes can get tired finger-hand-wrist pains headaches. what to do to decrease all three?

School requires constant computer time- project all yr round. eyes can get tired finger-hand-wrist pains headaches. what to do to decrease all three?

Take routine breaks: Studies have shown that the most efficient study and work habits require a 5-10 minute break at least every 2 hours. This gives the body and brain time to restore energy levels and metabolize lactic acid and other metabolites that build up during intense study or computer work. Try to develop a habit of taking a break and take a brisk walk, converse with friends (not on the computer), etc. ...Read more

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Recently my eyes feel very tired when I use computer. I have to work with using computer 17 hours per day. Are there good ways to refresh my eyes?

Recently my eyes feel very tired when I use computer. I have to work with using computer 17 hours per day. Are there good ways to refresh my eyes?

Yes: First, get some glasses that are set to the computer distance. If you do not wear glasses normally, then +1.00 to +1.25 readers will work for this. Second, take frequent short breaks every 20-30 minutes by closing your eyes or looking into the distance for 30-60 seconds. Third, keep your eyes moist by using artificial tears regularly. Good luck! ...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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I wear glasses -5).I started work in front of computer last week and my eyes are getting tired already after 5hrs of work.What can I do?

I wear glasses -5).I started work in front of computer last week and my eyes are getting tired already after 5hrs of work.What can I do?

Blink and breaks: Computer use in our society has increased the symptoms of eyestrain significntly. Many people stare and don't blink when using a computer. The eyes dry out and vision blurs. Take a break every 20 minutes and make sure you are blinking. If the problem persists get an exam. You may benefit with a "task" computer glass. ...Read more

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All day I am working with computer. i feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

All day I am working with computer. i feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

Dryness: Computer use is now extremely common for sustained periods. It is not harmful but it is drying. Eye dryness causes many symptoms including fatigue, irritation, redness, and some amount of blur. I recommend that frequent computer users have a bottle of tear replacement drops next to the computer to be used whenever there is any type of symptom. Sunglasses would not help. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease the pain of tired and aching eyes due to long hours on the computer?

What can be done to ease the pain of tired and aching eyes due to long hours on the computer?

Tears: Artificial tears 4-6 times a day should help. Most people blink less when they are at the computer and this causes more dryness. ...Read more

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Iam suffering from computer vision syndrome what should I do to stop that?Is there any therapy? (tired eyes, red or dry)the symptoms

Iam suffering from computer vision syndrome what should I do to stop that?Is there any therapy? (tired eyes, red or dry)the symptoms

Computer vision : 18 you male with computer vision syndrome. If you use eye glasses, your eye doc can guide you to the proper prescription for computer viewing. Lots of folks use a special pair just for that. Periodic blinking can keep the eyes most--they an dry out from staring.Chinese and natural medicine doc can provide eye exercises. Your eye doc may suggest over the counter/prescribed eye drops for moisture. ...Read more

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Seems like massaging eyes with my palms relieves computer eye strain or fatigue. But is it actually harmful? E.g, eye pressure, cornea damage, etc?

Seems like massaging eyes with my palms relieves computer eye strain or fatigue. But is it actually harmful?  E.g, eye pressure,  cornea damage, etc?

Not harmful: Computer eye strain is almost always due to eye dryness from sustained working. A palm massage will not do any harm and serves to spread the tears over the dry eye to relieve the strain. You can also treat this by using lubricating eyedrops when you feel the strain or fatigue. ...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?

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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