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Eye trouble and head ache with computer use - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   hello
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please proceed with your health query
User :   i have trouble in my eyes
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ok
User :   when i see on the screen i get headache
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ffjok
User :   much er i had got it tested at our office
User :   i was said to do some excercise
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ok
User :   but due to lack of time i could not attend doctor
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is it better after the exercises?
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do you use spectacles?
User :   no i didn't do
User :   no
User :   never used so far
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ok
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what was the result of the eye testing?
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do you work on the computer for long hours?
User :   even i am unable to read some text at TV from 10 feet distance
User :   yes
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ok
User :   approx 9-10 hrs daily
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since when you are working with computers?
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does your computer have antiglare screen?
User :   i am a software professional
User :   since 10 yrs. ago
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or are you using any antiglare spectacles?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
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ok
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i will help you in this
User :   great
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working at a computer for a long period of time without breaks can cause unnatural strain on us that can result in
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a condition called Ć¢??computer fatigue syndromeĆ¢??.
User :   what shall i do now?
Doctor :   this happens due to reduced average blinking time while using computers
Doctor :   and results in short term dry eyes
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i will help you with the treatment options
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and tips to help you out
User :   ?
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1. start with the eye exercises that were taught to you
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2.do them atleast two to three times a day
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3. use antiglare measures for computer or for yourself
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4. use correct posture to sit in front of the computer
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5. ake a break several times per hour. Take a look at the surrounding at varying distance from the computer.
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You may see a scene outside the window or the objects on the wall inside. Take a break about 15 minutes per hour.
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6.To avoid the glare and reflections on the monitor, position the computer at sides of the windows, not against or behind the window lights.
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7.Adjust the contrast of the monitor for a comfortable viewing. Monitor should be placed below the eye level.
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8.Adjust the window blinds in your room so that the sunlight is away from the screen and your eyes. The over head lights should be with minimum brightness.
Doctor :   9.The monitor should be kept a little low for easy reading just like in book reading.
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10. if you are already using specs, then go for bifocal progressive lens.
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