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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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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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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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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