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Can hours and hours of computer work give you dry eyes?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Take frequent breaks.

In brief: Yes

Take frequent breaks.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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2 comments
Dr. Martin Raff
This may often occur because you are not blinking while staring at the screen. This does not allow fluid to circulate around the eye and dryness occurs.
Dr. Rebecca Dale
keep some moisturizing drops by your computer, too
Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Blink Regularly

Intense concentration during near vision tasks is sometimes associated with less frequent blinking and resultant dessication or dry eye manifestations such as dry spots on front corneal surface of eyes resulting in eye pain/irritation, tearing in response to dry spots on corneal and/or blurred vision symptoms.

In brief: Blink Regularly

Intense concentration during near vision tasks is sometimes associated with less frequent blinking and resultant dessication or dry eye manifestations such as dry spots on front corneal surface of eyes resulting in eye pain/irritation, tearing in response to dry spots on corneal and/or blurred vision symptoms.
Dr. Alan Westeren
Dr. Alan Westeren
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes. Dry eye is very common.
I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Dry eye is very common.
I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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