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What is the best paint color to help reduce eye strain and stress in a work area?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Take breaks

Doing close work such as computer work or reading gives eye strain for 2 reasons.
Muscles inside eyes get tired and you blink less causing dry red eyes. Close eyes for few seconds after each page of reading. Use nonglaring paint. Use a antiglare screen OB computer only if you find it soothing.

In brief: Take breaks

Doing close work such as computer work or reading gives eye strain for 2 reasons.
Muscles inside eyes get tired and you blink less causing dry red eyes. Close eyes for few seconds after each page of reading. Use nonglaring paint. Use a antiglare screen OB computer only if you find it soothing.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pastel flats

As dr. Becker noted lighter shades and pastels make for eye comfort.
Try to stay away from highly saturated colors and paint that is too shiny - a good eggshell works well. If the room in very light you may wish to try a little darker and flatter paint finish.

In brief: Pastel flats

As dr. Becker noted lighter shades and pastels make for eye comfort.
Try to stay away from highly saturated colors and paint that is too shiny - a good eggshell works well. If the room in very light you may wish to try a little darker and flatter paint finish.
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Blue

No solid research that i know of but- not red.
Blue/lighter shade will likely be best.

In brief: Blue

No solid research that i know of but- not red.
Blue/lighter shade will likely be best.
Dr. William Becker
Dr. William Becker
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Dr. Theodore Wu
This is somewhat subjective, but the blue and purple shades are usually more calming.
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