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Staring Computer Screen
It is time for break: Eyes can tolerate stress only for a certain length of time. The muscles of the eye that control the eye movements, the muscles that control your iris, and even the photosensitive cells of the retina can get fatigue just like any other muscles of the body. We have to listen to our body and take a break. Do not over do it! ...Read more
No: Lengthy computer use can be fatiguing and drying but does not cause any permanent changes. Otherwise eye doctors would open up offices across the street from microsoft and apple and make a fortune. ...Read more
Fatigue: When you look at anything to focus, a lot of activity goes on in our brain as well as other parts such as eye muscles. We need to take break and give time for our systems to reset. If we cannot afford to do that we will get headache and other signs of fatigue; our productivity will go down; we just get the feeling of doing our best: however, without the best result. ...Read more
No: If that were true then eye doctors would move their offices across the street from apple, google, microsoft, etc. And be busy for years. ...Read more
Can staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your eyesight? Any answers appreciated!
No: However, prolonged computer work can dry the eyes and cause irritation as the blink rate does down. Use artificial tears. The focusing of the eyes can be affected so take a break every hour or two looking in the distance. Make sure your glasses presciption is up to date to avoid tired aching eyes. Keep the brightness down to avoid light sensitivity. Sometimes a little larger font will help. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Headaches have many causes, serious and not so serious. Overuse of computer screens, can be a cause. One might try reducing the brightness of the screen so it is easily seen without glare. Also, check your seating position. If your neck is over flexing or extending it can be the cause of headaches. Take as many breaks as feasible away from the computer, and if the headaches persist, get checked. ...Read more
No: Computer monitors pose no danger to the eyes. ...Read more
Myth: Computer screen images are not harmful. Continuous use can be fatiguing and is commonly dyring. But there is no long term harm possible. Otherwise we eye doctors would crowd around redmond washington (home of microsoft) and set up shop. ...Read more
Neither: It may be tiring and sitting too long may not be good for the weight, however, looking at a computer screen by itself is not harmful to your health. You can help yourself by taking short breaks, even better if you can take short walks. ...Read more
No: Itching usually relates to allergies.Get a more detailed answer ›
Perhaps: It is commonly believed that radiation from a computer monitor can damage the eyes. This is false. You may develop eye strain from prolonged computer time or your eyes can become dry and irritated, because you don't blink as much when reading or watching a monitor/tv. The monitor radiation itself will not damage your eyes, though. ...Read more
Don't overuse: Excessive staring at a computer screen will result in severe fatigue and blurring of vision. Shorten exposure times, use melanin filtered reading lenses, avoid over-bright screens should help. Keeping eyes rested and moisturized is helpful in reducing symptoms of severe eyestrain. ...Read more
Can staring at a computer screen for too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?
How are our eyes affected by staring at computer screens, ipad screens, phone screens and televisions?
I spend long time on my computer staring at my screen and have dry/tired eyes by evening. Is it better to do warm ice pack or cold ice pack to relax?
I have been neasuated and dryheaving for 3 days im not prego. Could it be bc I look at computer screen for 40 hr a week?
Unlikely: It would be very unlikely that your computer work would cause nausea and vomiting.A more likely explanation would be a stomach virus or something you ate. It is important that you stay hydrated. Tea, especially peppermint tea with honey can help as can ginger and ginger ale. The BRATT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea, and toast) is easy on your stomach. Avoid dairy. See a doctor if not able to hydrat ...Read more
I am a computer engineer so I have to spend long amounts of time in from to the computer screen but I think this is hurting my vision. What can I do to reduce damage?
Artificial tears: The computer is not causing damage. When you do close work, like reading or computer work, you will blink less and your eyes will get dry. Use an artificial tear periodically, you will feel much more comfortable. ...Read more
Common notion: There is a frequent notion that steady use of video screens can cause some eye issues. While fatigue is common and dryness as well, there is no permanent or serious harm that can result. ...Read more
Dryness: When we concentrate on our computer work or reading we do not blink as often as normally and contact lenses get dry. This means also somewhat blurry and less comfortable. This is especially true in winter when air indoors is drier. Remember that contacts float on our tear film and that blinking re-wets them and the cornea with every blink, . ...Read more
Nothing: Just won't see contrast very well.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why would I see colored spots in my vision that tend to dissappear when looking at the computer screen?
I am not sure: You may need to see a eye doctor for a exam called fundoscopic exam eye ...Read more
No: Cataracts are the "greay hair" of the eyes. Everyone gets them as they age. Certain chemicals (steroids, chemotherapy) and exposure to high levels of ultraviolet radiation may speed up their development, but monitors and television sets do not emit significant enough amounts of energy to increase growth of catatracts. ...Read more