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What is the best paint color to help reduce eye strain and stress in a work area?

What is the best paint color to help reduce eye strain and stress in a work area?

Take breaks : Doing close work such as computer work or reading gives eye strain for 2 reasons. Muscles inside eyes get tired and you blink less causing dry red eyes. Close eyes for few seconds after each page of reading. Use nonglaring paint. Use a antiglare screen OB computer only if you find it soothing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Which is now the top paint color to reduce eye strain and stress in a work area?

Which is now the top paint color to reduce eye strain and stress in a work area?

Green: Green is generally considered to be the most restful color but reduction of eye strain is more related to light intensity, reflections, and computer usage. These are better things to adjust for comfort than the wall colors. ...Read more

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I'm having a hard time with my vision on and off. I have a stress/straining feeling in my eyes and in between them. Feels like my eyes aren't aligned?

I'm having a hard time with my vision on and off. I have a stress/straining feeling in my  eyes and in between them. Feels like my eyes aren't aligned?

Get checked: It is not possible to give you any diagnosis for your symptoms online.You need to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to get diagnosed.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a muscle spasam in neck and back cause stress and severe strain on eyes specially while sleeping?

Can a muscle spasam in neck and back cause stress and severe strain on eyes specially while sleeping?

Muscle strain: If this has been of short term onset please go to er and rule out meningeal infection if it long term then please do a sleep study it could just be regular muscle strain but eye involvement could suggest migraine. ...Read more

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How long can you be in front of computer screen without getting stressed or having eye strain?

How long can you be in front of computer screen without getting stressed or having eye strain?

It depends: If you are briefly checking email messages there is less likelihood of eye strain than if you spend an hour in front of the monitor. But if you have dry eyes or an uncorrected prescription (farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia), you may experience strain or fatigue much more quickly. ...Read more

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What is the best color combination on my computer to help reduce eye strain?

What is the best color combination on my computer to help reduce eye strain?

Warmer: Many people feel the warmer (lower k temperature) colors are more pleasing. There is a setting for this under your monitor control. Also, some feel a slight yellow tint to computer glasses reduces glare and increases contrast. Making sure the resolution is set to a native value on lcd displays makes text sharper as well. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Yes, yes, yes!: To use a computer monitor, you need the ability to accommodate or focus up close. Presbyopia is common and can be completely alleviated by use of glasses. Plus, lens tiniting can be used to reduce glare and improve contrast. See you ophthalmologist for a full evaluation and refraction. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye strain due to tired neck?

How can I reduce eye strain due to tired neck?

Not related: you would not have "eye strain" due to a "tired neck" ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye strain while using the computer?

Refraction lubricate: First make sure that you have the proper refraction. At age 45, patients may start to develop presbyopia, the need for glasses to focus close-up. When you use your computer your blink rate will be reduced. This will contribute to dry eye. If your eyes feel scratchy after using your computer for a while i would suggest a lubricating drop prior to and during computer use. ...Read more

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How can you reduce eye strain while using the computer?

How can you reduce eye strain while using the computer?

Breaks: Have a good computer setup, appropriate screen brightness and font size, proper vision correction with enough breaks to rest your eyes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce eye strain when using the computer?

Is there a way to reduce eye strain when using the computer?

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 pinhole glasses help improve eyesight or reduce eye strain?

Yes: Pinhole can help sharpen vision, but at the expense of decreasing your field of vision (see straight ahead only with no peripheral). Eye strain can be reduced by having the proper refractive correction. ...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?

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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I have to be on the computer for work for most of my day. Is there an eye exercise that I can do very quickly to alleviate the strain?

Adjust computer dist: Taking a "vision" break every 30 minutes by staring off at a distance helps. So does changing the distance the monitor is from you every so often. Be sure to use artificial tears regularly if you feel a burning sensation. Most importantly, change what you are focusing on regularly (screen, desk, looking out the window, etc.). ...Read more

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My right eye has been twitching for three days. I have just taken on study out side of work so am busy. And always reading the screen. Stress? TIA V

My right eye has been twitching for three days. I have just taken on study out side of work so am busy. And always reading the screen. Stress? TIA
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Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more