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Is it common to get blurry vision when looking at a computer screen?

Is it common to get blurry vision when looking at a computer screen?

Frequently: We normally blink around 1000 times per hour, but when you stare at a computer your blink rate may go down and tears evaporate faster. The surface tension of the tears is what creates a smooth surface for bending (refracting) light, so when your eyes are dry things go in and out of focus when you blink. Use artifical tears.Try to lower the computer screen, so there is less surface area to dry out. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Recently I work intensive in front of computer screen, I started to see blurred vision sometimes (left eye). Should I check it up>?

Recently I work intensive in front of computer screen, I started to see blurred vision sometimes (left eye). Should I check it up>?

Yes: Check your vision regularly as the invention of lap tops, smart phones, tablets has caused visual problems. I have the same problem and its corrected by some glasses. Good luck ...Read more

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Have very slight blurred vision like if im looking at something small like a computer screen print and ringing in my ears, but l feel fine?

 Have very slight blurred vision like if im looking at something small like a computer screen print and ringing in my ears, but l feel fine?

Two common things: Often the muscles which coordinate focus of the eyes fatigue when used a lot/intensely such as the work you describe. Enlarge text, adjust brightness/contrast & room lighting, lower monitor (so your eyes can see it without opening so wide), take mini-breaks every 20 minutes. The ringing/tinnitus is likely unrelated. It most often results from high frequency hearing loss. Go to entnet.org/tinnitus. ...Read more

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Could looking at a computer screen all day ruin one's vision?

Could looking at a computer screen all day ruin one's vision?

No: Continuous computer use can be fatiguing but is not harmful. Otherwise eye doctors would set their offices across the street from apple and microsoft and be busy all day. ...Read more

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Is it odd to have a loss of vision after looking at a computer screen for an extended period of time?

Is it odd to have a loss of vision after looking at a computer screen for an extended period of time?

Very common: Blurry vision is common after extended computer use. Computer vision syndrome occurs when individuals stare at screens and increasing amounts of tear film evaporate causing dry eye. The dry eye can blur your vision. Additionally staring at one location for extended periods of time causes a strain in your accommodation that can cause blurry vision. ...Read more

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Could staring at a computer screen to long effect my vision?

No: Lengthy computer use can be fatiguing and drying but does not cause any permanent changes. Otherwise eye doctors would open up offices across the street from microsoft and apple and make a fortune. ...Read more

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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

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I am a computer engineer so I have to spend long amounts of time in from to the computer screen but I think this is hurting my vision. What can I do to reduce damage?

Artificial tears: The computer is not causing damage. When you do close work, like reading or computer work, you will blink less and your eyes will get dry. Use an artificial tear periodically, you will feel much more comfortable. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more