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Is It Normal For My Eyes To Get Watery When I Look At A Computer Screen For A Long Time
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 more
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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
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Perhaps: It is commonly believed that radiation from a computer monitor can damage the eyes. This is false. You may develop eye strain from prolonged computer time or your eyes can become dry and irritated, because you don't blink as much when reading or watching a monitor/tv. The monitor radiation itself will not damage your eyes, though. ...Read more
No: Computer monitors pose no danger to the eyes. ...Read more
Will watching a computer screen for long periods of time during my youth increase my risk of blindness in the future?
Computer: I agree with dr chun. Also, take a break every half hour to look at something far away out the window. This relaxes the focus on the eyes to reduce eyestrain. Try to use an artificial tear, such as theratears or systane ultra, every 30 minutes to reduce dry eye, especially late in the day. Blindness is very unlikely from prolonged computer use. ...Read more
In the mornings up to a certain time I sneeze a lot and in front of a computer screen my eyes water condition worsens if wind blows. What should I do?
Allergies: You are describing typical symptoms of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. Your mucous membranes in the nose and your eyes are irritated upon contact with an environmental allergen and may also be irritated by dryness, pollutants because of the priming effect of allergies. See an ENT physician who practices allergies and get some allergy tests done to identify the offending allergen (s) ...Read more
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
Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?
It is a good idea to keep a normal distance to prevent the effects of radiation from the screen,
the effects on the eyes have not been reported in the literature to the best of my knowledge. ...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 more
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
No: Cataracts are the "greay hair" of the eyes. Everyone gets them as they age. Certain chemicals (steroids, chemotherapy) and exposure to high levels of ultraviolet radiation may speed up their development, but monitors and television sets do not emit significant enough amounts of energy to increase growth of catatracts. ...Read more
Yes: Trying to read or use a computer after receiving dilating drops in the eyes may be difficult, but will not be damaging. ...Read more
No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more
Common notion: There is a frequent notion that steady use of video screens can cause some eye issues. While fatigue is common and dryness as well, there is no permanent or serious harm that can result. ...Read more
There is none: The best distance is that which is most comfortable for you. Some people prefer to be slightly closer, while others prefer to be further back from the monitor. There is no risk for eye damage from modern screens, although staring for long period can cause strain and dry eyes. The key is regular breaks to relax the eyes, and glasses and lubricant eye drops if needed for best comfort. ...Read more
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