My eyes get tired easily when looking at the computer or watching tv?

Likely tension/work. This is likely to be due to being overworked or to tension. You might need a rest from your computer, or a refreshing hobby that stimulates you. Exercise and time outside can be a real help, and your body will get sunlight that is very important in processing of things like vitamin d, and cleansing of skin irritants and acne. Take time with your family, etc. And you'd be surprised how you feel.

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What are the effects of watching too much tv/media such as cell phones ipad computer etc? Can you go blind from too much and what is eye fatigue?

Too much LED. Watching too much led light is not going to make you go blind. However, it can cause your eye muscles to get tired, just as if you exercised for hours and your leg muscles got tired. That is eye fatigue. However, recent studies do show excessive looking at led light can decrease melatonin levels in your body, which can adversely affect your sleep and cause insomnia and poor sleep. Read more...
Blind? Of course not. Just eye strain/headache. Eye fatigue is when the focussing muscle gets tired. Thats all. Read more...
You wont go blind... Many patients complain of blurred vision or discomfort after staring at a cell phone, ipad, computer, or even television. The reality is that the blink rate diminishes and affects the ocular surface. When tears evaporate, the irregularities of the ocular surface are exposed and leads to the transient blurring of vision. You wont go blind, but you may experience symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Read more...

If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer. Does this mean I need glasses?

It may be so. Tired eyes can be a result of dry eyes or eye strain. Staring at a computer causes your eyes to blink less frequently, drying them. Dry eyes often cause blurred vision. If artificial tears are placed in the eyes just prior and during computer use do not relieve the sensation, you may want to have your eyes examined for possible computer glasses. Read more...
Yes, likely. Many patients benefit from glasses to focus at computer distances, as these will reduce eyestrain and relax the eyes. Read more...

If my eyes get tired easily when reading words on the computer, is this a sign of needing glasses?

Not likely. This is likely to be due to being overworked or to tension. You might need a rest from your computer, or a refreshing hobby that stimulates you. Exercise and time outside can be a real help, and your body will get sunlight that is very important in processing of things like vitamin d, and cleansing of skin irritants and acne. Take time with your family, etc. And you'd be surprised how you feel. Read more...

My work involves consistent use of computers (8 hours a day min). My eyes get tired by the end of the day. I can't rest because of work. Suggestions?

Many suggestions. Our eyes were not designed to focus on near objects for hours at a time without breaks. It's important to take at least 20 seconds every 10-20 minutes to focus on distant objects- you can also massage around your eyes, breathe deeply and move them in a circle. See http://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/irritated.htm for more suggestions related to monitor settings, work station etc. Discuss with boss! Read more...
I feel your pain. As a radiologist for 30 yrs, I too was glued to a monitor. Eye strain can be partly addressed by careful control of ambient light and glare. Bigger health issues arise from being sedentary. Many are now using "stand up " desks and find it really reduces whole body fatigue. The best workstations let you adjust the desk for sitting or standing at the touch of a lever. . Read more...