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I have to be on the computer for work for most of my day. Is there an eye exercise that I can do very quickly to alleviate the strain?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Adjust computer dist
Taking a "vision" break every 30 minutes by staring off at a distance helps.
So does changing the distance the monitor is from you every so often. Be sure to use artificial tears regularly if you feel a burning sensation. Most importantly, change what you are focusing on regularly (screen, desk, looking out the window, etc.).

In brief: Adjust computer dist
Taking a "vision" break every 30 minutes by staring off at a distance helps.
So does changing the distance the monitor is from you every so often. Be sure to use artificial tears regularly if you feel a burning sensation. Most importantly, change what you are focusing on regularly (screen, desk, looking out the window, etc.).
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Looking off into the distance may relax the ciliary muscles, which can spasm during extensive computer use.
A study in japan also indicated that warm compresses applied to the eyelids for a few minutes also reduced computer-related fatigue. Low blink rates during computer use can result in dry eyes, so application of artifical tears may also be helpful.

In brief: Yes
Looking off into the distance may relax the ciliary muscles, which can spasm during extensive computer use.
A study in japan also indicated that warm compresses applied to the eyelids for a few minutes also reduced computer-related fatigue. Low blink rates during computer use can result in dry eyes, so application of artifical tears may also be helpful.
Dr. Jay Pepose
Dr. Jay Pepose
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