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Dry eyes and light sensitivity when I work online for long hours daily. Why?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Reduced blinking

You are likely blinking much less often when focused on the computer, causing more evaporative tear loss.
This leads to irritation of the cornea, which in turn can cause light sensitivity.

In brief: Reduced blinking

You are likely blinking much less often when focused on the computer, causing more evaporative tear loss.
This leads to irritation of the cornea, which in turn can cause light sensitivity.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Dry eye

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: Dry eye

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
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Blink rate

You blink your eyes less frequently when staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
This can lead to dry eyes. Put lubricant drops in the eyes when working for long periods of time at the computer.

In brief: Blink rate

You blink your eyes less frequently when staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
This can lead to dry eyes. Put lubricant drops in the eyes when working for long periods of time at the computer.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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