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What is the correct distance to keep your eyes from the computer screen ?

What is the correct distance to keep your eyes from the computer screen ?

There is none: The best distance is that which is most comfortable for you. Some people prefer to be slightly closer, while others prefer to be further back from the monitor. There is no risk for eye damage from modern screens, although staring for long period can cause strain and dry eyes. The key is regular breaks to relax the eyes, and glasses and lubricant eye drops if needed for best comfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Is watching tv or computer screen at low distance harmful for eyes.Can I go blind ?

Is watching tv or computer screen at low distance harmful for eyes.Can I go blind ?

No danger: Although it can cause eye strain and discomfort, there is no risk of blindness from being too close to a computer monitor or television. The real question is: why would you be sitting so close? You may need glasses, and could benefit from an eye examination. ...Read more

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Could sitting a farther distance from a computer screen help prevent potential eye problems?

Could sitting a farther distance from a computer screen help prevent potential eye problems?

No, take breaks: The distance from the screen has nothing to do with the effect of the light on your eyes/retina What you need to do instead is make sure you take breaks. 5-10 minutes every hour away from the screen/light is adequate to rest the eyes. Don't pick up your cell phone during that time - best is to actually close eyes and let them rest, but can also just stretch, take a walk, etc. ...Read more

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Is the computer screen hurting my eyes?

Is the computer screen hurting my eyes?

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

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How bad is the computer screen for your eyes?

How bad is the computer screen for your eyes?

Computer screen: There usually is no visual harm from the use of a computer, however if one has a tendency for a dry eye syndrome the constant staring with infrequent blinking can aggravate this. ...Read more

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How bad for your eyes is the computer screen?

How bad for your eyes is the computer screen?

Computer screen: There usually is no visual harm from the use of a computer, however if one has a tendency for a dry eye syndrome the constant staring with infrequent blinking can aggravate this. ...Read more

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How far away should your computer screen be from your eyes?

How far away should your computer screen be from your eyes?

Adjust to comfort: Depends on font, screen height and size vs. Chair height and size, how much refractive error/correction. Go for an ergonomic setup. ...Read more

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Is it ok to stare at computer screen with dialiated eyes?

Is it ok to stare at computer screen with dialiated eyes?

Yes: Trying to read or use a computer after receiving dilating drops in the eyes may be difficult, but will not be damaging. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more