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Is it possible for computer games to make your vision permanently blurry?

Is it possible for computer games to make your vision permanently blurry?

No: The eyes work full time when open at whatever activity you ask of them. Computer games are a concentrated activity but so are most activities such as reading, driving, watching tv or a ball game. Computer games may do things to your mind but not to your vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Computer text gets blurry once in a while. Is this from bad vision?

Computer text gets blurry once in a while. Is this from  bad vision?

Probably not: The most common disturbance during sustained computer work is eye dryness. Try using a drop that is lubricating (not 'gets the red out'), when you experience that type of blur. If that doesn't work, then see your ophthalmologist to see if there is an eyeglass need. ...Read more

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I have blurry vision suddenly/on computer?

I have blurry vision suddenly/on computer?

Possibly presbyopia: The most common explanation would be presbyopia, or the need for near vision glasses. At your age i would expect you to need glasses for near or computer work, if you aren't already it will present as blurry vision at near. An eye exam with an ophthalmologist can identify the issue. ...Read more

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Is it true that using computers can make your vision blurry in the future?

Induced myopia: Excess near work can lead to induced myopia even in late teens which causes blurry vision and need for glasses. ...Read more

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When I use a computer in a dark room sometimes my vision is blurry. Why could that be?

When I use a computer in a dark room sometimes my vision is blurry. Why could that be?

Pupillary dilation: If you are fixated on the computer screen, which is bright, your pupils are likely constricted more. This allows your to read the screen. Additionally, your lens changes shape for near focus, called accommodation. The distant objects, when your eye is in this state, will appear blurrier. ...Read more

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Will using the computer at night too much affect my night vision permanently?

Will using the computer at night too much affect my night vision permanently?

No: Using the computer too much at night will not permanently affect your vision. However, we normally blink 720 times per hour, but when you stare at the computer this rate generally goes down. This can lead to more rapid evaportation of tears. Dry eyes negatively impacts vision. Lowering the computer screen below eye level causes the upper lid to cover more of the eye and reduces tear evaporation. ...Read more

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Hi the past week i have bin having headaches and my vision the past 2 days has gone blurry, i work at a computer 5 days a week and 8 hrs a day?

Hi the past week i have bin having headaches and my vision the past 2 days has gone blurry, i work at a computer 5 days a week and 8 hrs a day?

Dry eyes are your: top issues when you are working at a computer 40 hours a day nonstop. You aren't using your blink reflexes, and your eyes are drying out. So use a post it note saying, 'BLINK!' and use nonpreservative lubricating drops (artificial tears) to help your eyes be less blurry!Do give your eyes a break and blink or close your lids too.UR blink reflex basically turns into staring at a screen for 40 hours! ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, blurry vision suddenly/on computer?

Suggestions: This blurring on the computer may be simply caused by the well known decrease in blin rate many experience with computer use. The surface of ther eye dries out with blurred vision. Try arificial tears. If the problem persists you need an eye exam to determine other possible causes. ...Read more

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What do you do if you look at the computer so much that your vision is blurry and your eyes hurt a bit?

Look at it less: While a flippant answer, it's actually the key to preserving eye health. Tiring of the eye muscles can lead to headaches or blurred vision, and the best way to overcome it is to give the eyes a break. Every 45-60 minutes, get away from the screen and walk around, which will also help your heart health. If blurring continues, you may need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause vision to become blurry while working at computer? He's 45, myopia, no other prob

What could cause vision to become blurry while working at computer? He's 45, myopia, no other prob

Eye Dr. can evaluate: People may not blink enough when working with computers or reading books, allowing the corneas to become drier and mildly blur the vision. A diabetic with fluctuating blood sugars can get temporary vision changes. Someone with cataracts can get vision changes as his pupils dilate or constrict in different lighting brightness, depending on where the cataracts are. It could also just be presbyopia. ...Read more

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