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Is the computer screen hurtful for eyes?

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Is the computer screen hurting my eyes?
Posted Sun, 22 Dec 2013 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Prasad 7 hours later
Brief Answer: It could be... Detailed Answer: Hi, Working on computer for prolonged hours can strain your eye muscles leading to pain. That being said, eye pain may also be due to dry eyes or refractory error. You will need an eye check to understand what is really causing the pain. In the meanwhile some tips to follow while working on computer: 1. The top edge of your computer/laptop should be under your eyes. You should not be looking up to view the computer screen. 2. Keep the monitor atleast 25 cms away from your eyes and blink regularly as you work. 3. Adjust the screen brightness to match the external lighting. Using a bright screen with a dim external surrounding and vice versa can harm your eyes. 4. Take frequent breaks from work. 5. Use antiglares - glasses or screen guards 6. Drink sufficient water 7. Try using eye lubricant such as moisol drops to prevent dryness. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards
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