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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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