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Is watching tv or computer screen at low distance harmful for eyes.Can I go blind ?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No danger

Although it can cause eye strain and discomfort, there is no risk of blindness from being too close to a computer monitor or television.
The real question is: why would you be sitting so close? You may need glasses, and could benefit from an eye examination.

In brief: No danger

Although it can cause eye strain and discomfort, there is no risk of blindness from being too close to a computer monitor or television.
The real question is: why would you be sitting so close? You may need glasses, and could benefit from an eye examination.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely not

Although a favorite tale of mothers to there children to get them to stop watching so much tv, there is no risks of watching tv or the computer to close to the screen.
And to dispel another one of moms favorite tales there is no risk of reading in the dark. :).

In brief: Absolutely not

Although a favorite tale of mothers to there children to get them to stop watching so much tv, there is no risks of watching tv or the computer to close to the screen.
And to dispel another one of moms favorite tales there is no risk of reading in the dark. :).
Dr. David Sachs
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Dr. G. Seth Ford
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

Contrary to what our parents and grandparents have told us, sitting too close to the tv or computer monitor is not harmful to our eyes, but it does make it harder for others to use or enjoy the same screen when we do this.

In brief: No

Contrary to what our parents and grandparents have told us, sitting too close to the tv or computer monitor is not harmful to our eyes, but it does make it harder for others to use or enjoy the same screen when we do this.
Dr. G. Seth Ford
Dr. G. Seth Ford
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