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How can you reduce eye strain while using the computer?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Breaks

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

In brief: Breaks

Have a good computer setup, appropriate screen brightness and font size, proper vision correction with enough breaks to rest your eyes.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Maziar Lalezary
Eye strain can stem from various causes. As one ages (usually around the age 40), the eye loses its ability to "flex" the near vision muscles. As this muscle weakens, eye strain results as one spends prolonged periods doing near work. The solution here, as Dr. Chang noted above, is near vision correction and breaks. Another cause is dry eye which is easily alleviated by using artificial tears.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
And do not forget to blink!
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rest

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.

In brief: Rest

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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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