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Is there a way to reduce eye strain when using the computer?
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
There are many different things that can cause headaches so the first thing to do is to make sure that the eye strain is the reason.
Musles inside the eyes contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye strain and headaches which can radiate to the temples; glasses can support the muscles so they don't have to work as hard.

In brief: Yes.
There are many different things that can cause headaches so the first thing to do is to make sure that the eye strain is the reason.
Musles inside the eyes contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye strain and headaches which can radiate to the temples; glasses can support the muscles so they don't have to work as hard.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Placing a drop of artificial tears in the eyes 10 minutes before using the computer and when the eyes are feeling the strain can bring some relief. Looking slighly down at the computer can help too.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
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: Yes
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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