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Special Glasses For Computer Use
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
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 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 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
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
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