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Is it common to get blurry vision when looking at a computer screen?

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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Frequently

We normally blink around 1000 times per hour, but when you stare at a computer your blink rate may go down and tears evaporate faster. The surface tension of the tears is what creates a smooth surface for bending (refracting) light, so when your eyes are dry things go in and out of focus when you blink.
Use artifical tears.Try to lower the computer screen, so there is less surface area to dry out.

In brief: Frequently

We normally blink around 1000 times per hour, but when you stare at a computer your blink rate may go down and tears evaporate faster. The surface tension of the tears is what creates a smooth surface for bending (refracting) light, so when your eyes are dry things go in and out of focus when you blink.
Use artifical tears.Try to lower the computer screen, so there is less surface area to dry out.
Dr. Jay Pepose
Dr. Jay Pepose
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Computer eye syndrom

Yes this possible but should only be temporary unless you need spectacle lens correction.

In brief: Computer eye syndrom

Yes this possible but should only be temporary unless you need spectacle lens correction.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Dry eye is common when on the computer. Try some Theratears or other artificial tears and take breaks every 20-30 minutes.
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