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Is there a way to treat and prevent eye strain?

Is there a way to treat and prevent eye strain?

20/20/20: Every 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. ...Read more

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How is eye strain prevented and treated?

How is eye strain prevented and treated?

Eye strain: Eye strain can be prevented by using the correct prescription lenses and changing your working habits. See your eye doctor for more specific advise. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Yes: Be sure to use the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, look up for 20 seconds at something at least 20 feet away. Make sure your glasses are correctly focused and use artificial tears as necessary for dryness. ...Read more

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Will blinking once per 2-4 seconds prevent eye strain when i'm on the computer for long hours?

Will blinking once per 2-4 seconds prevent eye strain when i'm on the computer for long hours?

Maybe: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Yes: After age 40s, presbyopia starts to set in which is loss of accommodation or focusing to see at near. So for those with a plano or hyperopic farsighted prescription, eye strain starts to happen when looking at small print. Reading glasses help to relieve the strain of accommodation. ...Read more

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Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Yes: If the strain is coming from presbyopia (loss of accommodation) and long hours of use. Adjust the power of reading glasses to the focal point distance from the computer screen vs. Font size (and reduce glare). ...Read more

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How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Breaks/Glasses: To prevent eye strain, take frequent breaks by looking out a window or far off distance. This relaxes the muscle in the eye that is straining to read the computer. Also, light reading glasses may be needed to help you see clearly and avoid strain. Check with your eye doctor if the strain persists as a pair of computer glasses may be helpful. ...Read more

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How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

Computer: You should take a several minute break every 30 minutes. Your blink reflex will be diminished by over 60% at that time resulting in dryness and irritation.With the break it will return to normal.No significant eye damage will occur. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad eye strain, any tips or ideas on how i can treat it best?

What to do if I have really bad eye strain, any tips or ideas on how i can treat it best?

Depends: Depends on what you are referring to as eye strain. If you are meaning headache and forehead/eye pain due to accommodation, proper glasses should help. If you mean irritated burning eyes, this is most likely due to dry eyes, this can be treated with artificial tears, oral omega-3's, and less concentration activities. ...Read more