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Can turning down the monitor brightness help eye strain?
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Eyestrain can be caused by relative brightness differences.
Sometimes turning the room lights up can help reduce eyestrain by allowing the keyboard and reading materials to be seen better and reducing the relative glare of the monitor.

In brief: Maybe
Eyestrain can be caused by relative brightness differences.
Sometimes turning the room lights up can help reduce eyestrain by allowing the keyboard and reading materials to be seen better and reducing the relative glare of the monitor.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
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: Maybe
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
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Eye strain when using computers often comes from focusing issues and dry eyes more than brightness of the monitor. Artificial tears used every 30-60 minutes can help to some degree, as can taking a break from the computer every 15-30 minutes.
An eye doctor can check whether you need computer glasses to relieve some of the strain. If turning down the brightness helps, go ahead!

In brief: Possibly
Eye strain when using computers often comes from focusing issues and dry eyes more than brightness of the monitor. Artificial tears used every 30-60 minutes can help to some degree, as can taking a break from the computer every 15-30 minutes.
An eye doctor can check whether you need computer glasses to relieve some of the strain. If turning down the brightness helps, go ahead!
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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