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Is it bad to massage my eyes when they get tired from computer use?
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dry eye
Your eyes are getting dry while you are using the computer. Instead of massaging your eyes, try using artificial tears and taking a short break if possible.
Warm compresses of the eyelid are fine but i would avoid firm massaging of your eyes themselves.

In brief: Dry eye
Your eyes are getting dry while you are using the computer. Instead of massaging your eyes, try using artificial tears and taking a short break if possible.
Warm compresses of the eyelid are fine but i would avoid firm massaging of your eyes themselves.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In a word, yes
Normal eye pressure runs about 10-20mmhg.
Anything higher gives doctors pause to consider glaucoma. Rubbing eyes can increase the pressure as high as 60mmhg - 3 times the upper limit. This can cause a glaucoma-like condition over years. Additionally, some studies suggest that chronic eye rubbing can lead to other vision problems. Better to use artificial tears to soothe your tired eyes.

In brief: In a word, yes
Normal eye pressure runs about 10-20mmhg.
Anything higher gives doctors pause to consider glaucoma. Rubbing eyes can increase the pressure as high as 60mmhg - 3 times the upper limit. This can cause a glaucoma-like condition over years. Additionally, some studies suggest that chronic eye rubbing can lead to other vision problems. Better to use artificial tears to soothe your tired eyes.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
In brief: Eye fatigue
I don't recommend rubbing or massaging your eyes after fatigue induced by computer use.
It's best to give your eyes a break every 50' on the hour, to use artificial tear drops, and to stare away from the computer screen.

In brief: Eye fatigue
I don't recommend rubbing or massaging your eyes after fatigue induced by computer use.
It's best to give your eyes a break every 50' on the hour, to use artificial tear drops, and to stare away from the computer screen.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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