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Is There A Difference Between Normal Glasses And Computer Glasses
Focal lenfth: Computer glasses are helpful especially in the presbyopic age to provide intermediate focus for that task when the video screen and keyboard must be in simultaneous focus. Regular glasses (bifocals) give clear far and near vision but might not give a totally clear image at video screen distance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got new glasses the other day. I only need to wear when driving and doing work at the computer. Yesterday I happened to have them on most of the day?
You're OK: Wearing glasses new or old longer than they are meant to be worn won't cause you any permanent damage if it's done occasionally. You might get a headache from it or your eyes might get bloodshot and feel very sore but in the end it will not cause any permanent damage. You should avoid wearing your glasses when they are not meant to be worn. In your present situation no long-term harm has been done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I work with computers all day long. How can I avoid the damage to my sight? I already had to start using glasses to see OK.
Not a problem: It is a common myth that long computer use can damage the eyes. Were it so, I would uproot my ophthalmology office and move across the street from Microsoft. Computer use is tiring, drying mostly but not harmful. I always advise my computer user patients to keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to their work station and apply a drop for any symptom which almost always works. ...Read more
Should I wear glasses and not my contacts or trade off? I work on computer for 6-10 hours a day it varies. But it generally is 6-8 hours .
Ok weird question but my eyesight keeps getting better. Glasses that were adjusted 2x starting to feel too strong again. Why? At computer all day
I work closely with computers. I wear anti reflective glasses. I have sharp pain in pupil even when im not behind computer. What could be wrong?
Age dependent: Young people have sufficiently flexible eyes that special glasses for computer work are not necessary. Over age 40 is the presbyopic era when readers are required. For sustained computer work it can be helpful to have a bifocal with an intermediate distance segment on top and a near segment below. This has provided great relief for this task in many of my patients. ...Read more
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