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Doctor insights on: Special Glasses For Computer Use

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Can I use special kind of lenses in my glasses or put something on a computer monitor to protect my eyes from a computer monitor?

Can I use special kind of lenses in my glasses or put something on a computer monitor to protect my eyes from a computer monitor?

Yes...: ...these options are available. Take measurements of the distance to your computer from your eyes to your eye doctor for lens consultation. Proper lighting is a must and take steps to minimize glare including an anti-glare screen on your monitor. Upgrade to an LCD monitor. Adjust computer settings optimally: brightness, text size, contrast. Blink more, take breaks, look away frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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Is wearing fake glasses while using computer good?

Is wearing fake glasses while using computer good?

.: Not good or bad. Spectacles with no prescription neither help or damage the eye---you just look smarter! ...Read more

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Can I use my long distance glasses while im on the computer?

Yes: Computer distances are typically too close for distance prescriptions and too far away for readers. However if you can see the computer screen with your distance glasses and do not experience fatigue or headaches, you are fine to use them.. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between normal glasses and computer glasses?

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 more

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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.

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

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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 .

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 .

Contacts OK: If you can wear your contacts 6-8 hours without eyestrain, they are fine to wear every day. If you get irritation, try wearing your glasses every few days. Thanks for tursting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can any kind of glasses protect radiation from computers?

Can any kind of glasses protect radiation from computers?

Not an issue: The amount of radiation from computer screens is less than you get by walking to your car during daytime. Don't worry about it. ...Read more