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My eyes get so red when I use the computer at work. What can I do?

My eyes get so red when I use the computer at work. What can I do?

Dry eye: When you read or use a computer, your eyelid blink rate reduces significantly, leading to dry eye. This causes the eye to feel tired and increases redness. I would try using artificial tears. ...Read more

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Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?

Dry eye: Your eyes are getting dry while you are using the computer. Instead of massaging your eyes, try using artificial tears and taking a short break if possible. Warm compresses of the eyelid are fine but I would avoid firm massaging of your eyes themselves. ...Read more

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What is causing my red eyes? Otc allergy meds do not work. I wear contacts and use computer a lot. Eye dr didn't find anything. Sinus rinse too.

What is causing my red eyes? Otc allergy meds do not work. I wear contacts and use computer a lot. Eye dr didn't find anything. Sinus rinse too.

Dry eye: You likely have dry eyes which get worse when one stares at a monitor for a long time without blinking. Consider using single-vial artificial tear several times a day regularly and blink your eyes at least once every 30 minutes to see if this helps. ...Read more

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I am always my eyes red and increases the redness when read or work on the computer or watching television for a long time what does work glasses?

I am always my eyes red and increases the redness when read or work on the computer or watching television for a long time what does work glasses?

Variable: Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days. Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic display. Usually symptoms of dryness, burning, stinging, fatigue, and blurriness are present. Take frequent breaks, and look away at distant objects. Use artificial tears. Close your eyes for a few minutes are a few suggestions. Same for reading/tv. ...Read more

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My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when I go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when I go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

Yes: You describe classic symptoms of dry eyes. However, you need to determine if you have a quantity problem (not making enough tears) or a quality problem (making tears that are not stable and readily evaporate off the eye) or both. Your eye md can help make the correct diagnosis and offer the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Eye redness problem. I work in an office in front of a computer m-f and I want to know will those computer cause those eye problems?

Eye redness problem. I work in an office in front of a computer m-f and I want to know will those computer cause those eye problems?

Not directly: When we do anything that requires visual attention (watch tv, read, use a computer) the number of times we blink in a minute goes down by about half. This leads to drying of the surface of the eye which in turn leads to redness. See your eye doctor for treatment of the dryness. ...Read more

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I use the computer a lot and my eyes doesn't itch or hurt. Is it red because I use the computer a lot?

I use the computer a lot and my eyes doesn't itch or hurt. Is it red because I use the computer a lot?

Dry eyes can be: Exacerbated from focusing on a computer screen for long periods of time. Taking time every 15 minute to look away from the screen will help. Also, try using over the counter lubricating wye drops (artificial tears) frequently during computer use to aid in moisturizing the surface of the eye as well. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I use the computer a lot and it doesn't itch or hurt. Are my eyes red because I use the computer a lot?

What do you suggest if I use the computer a lot and it doesn't itch or hurt. Are my eyes red because I use the computer a lot?

Dryness: Computer use is drying and the cause of almost all symptoms experienced by this use is dryness. Computer use is not harmful at all but if you are using a computer for lengthy periods and have some symptoms, keep a lubricating eyedrop next the the computer and use it for most symptoms. ...Read more

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Can too much computer use damage my eyes?

Can too much computer use damage my eyes?

No: Computer use can be fatiguing and commonly is drying (keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to your computer) but will not cause any short or long term harm. ...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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I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then I center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

I spend between 12-14 hrs on computer. Eyes jump to the top & then I center them. Occurs only during/after computer use. Is it nystagmus? No shaking.

Not classic for: Nystagmus. Possibly dry eyes from staring at computer too long and not blinking enough. By looking up, you are partially blinking. Try artificial tears or try more frequent purposeful blinking. ...Read more

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The preservatives in artificial tears are making my eyes tire more quickly from computer use. Hope this can be undone by switching, ie, not permanent?

The preservatives in artificial tears are making my eyes tire more quickly from computer use. Hope this can be undone by switching, ie, not permanent?

Artificial Tears: Stop using the drops. Doubtful it is permeant. Consider having your eyes examined by Ophthalmology to see if there is a better treatment for dry eyes and eye fatigue. Perhaps you need glasses or anti reflective screen. ...Read more

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Can excess computer use cause cross eye?

Can excess computer use cause cross eye?

No: Unless you have underlying accomodative esotropia, computer use will not cause your eyes to cross. If you have accomodative esotropia whenever you focus on close objects your eyes tend to converge too much. Wearing the proper glasses will prevent your eyes from crossing. Computer use doesn't cause your eyes to cross. ...Read more

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I have farsightedness. So can excessive computer use cause permanent eye damage?

I have farsightedness. So can excessive computer use cause permanent eye damage?

No: Farsightedness can be inconvenient and uncomfortable for computer users, but there is not any evidence that farsightedness and computer use produce eye damage. ...Read more

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Can excessive computer use cause cataracts in people who have had eye surgery in the past?

Can excessive computer use cause cataracts in people who have had eye surgery in the past?

Not at all: Cataracts are a normal aging change that everyone eventually gets. Certain types of eye surgeries may speed up the development of cataracts. However, computer monitors do not increase the risk of cataracts or other eye conditions (expect possibly dry eyes caused by excessive staring without blinking). ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce computer-use related eye strain and still use a computer 6-8 hrs a day?

Is there a way to reduce computer-use related eye strain and still use a computer 6-8 hrs a day?

Yes: 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 I wear my eye glasses for nearsightedness during extended periods of computer use?

Can I wear my eye glasses for nearsightedness during extended periods of computer use?

Depends: By mid forties the ability of the lens to bend is impaired and therefore you may enjoy computer work with your glasses off if you are nearsighted at the distance of your screen. If not, bifocal glasses may be the best solution. ...Read more