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How long does it take to recover from eye strain caused by using the computer?
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Variable
Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days.
Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic display. Usually symptoms of dryness, burning, stinging, fatigue , and blurriness are present. Take frequent breaks, and look away at distant objects. Use artificial tears. Close your eyes for a few minutes are a few suggestions.

In brief: Variable
Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days.
Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic display. Usually symptoms of dryness, burning, stinging, fatigue , and blurriness are present. Take frequent breaks, and look away at distant objects. Use artificial tears. Close your eyes for a few minutes are a few suggestions.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It varies
True eye strain is a result of either dry eyes from staring too long at the computer, or an uncorrected refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism).
If it is caused by dry eyes, it can be relieved within minutes by using artificial tears and taking a break from the computer. If due to a need for glasses, it will return soon after getting back to the computer.

In brief: It varies
True eye strain is a result of either dry eyes from staring too long at the computer, or an uncorrected refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism).
If it is caused by dry eyes, it can be relieved within minutes by using artificial tears and taking a break from the computer. If due to a need for glasses, it will return soon after getting back to the computer.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Variable
It varies from person to person.
Take break and use some artificial tears. If it persists, try taking a nap.

In brief: Variable
It varies from person to person.
Take break and use some artificial tears. If it persists, try taking a nap.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
In brief: Computer
About 20 minutes or so.
Try some cold artificial tears, such as theratears. Look at something far away out the window to relax your focus. Close your eyes for 5 minutes. Soon, you will feel normal again. Try to take frequent breaks during computer use and keep using artificial tears...

In brief: Computer
About 20 minutes or so.
Try some cold artificial tears, such as theratears. Look at something far away out the window to relax your focus. Close your eyes for 5 minutes. Soon, you will feel normal again. Try to take frequent breaks during computer use and keep using artificial tears...
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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