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Eyes hurting and watering due to long hours on computer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:This is Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:Hi Dr.
User:my eyes water quite often and muscles around the eyes hurt.
Doctor:How long do you work on the computer everyday?
User:Pls suggest the solution fr it
User:approx fr 8 hrs.
Doctor:Do you wear glasses as well?
Doctor:Then there are a few things we need to do here
Doctor:First thing, I want you to take a break every 2 hours
Doctor:Get up and walk about, take a 5 minute break, do whatever you want
Doctor:Do anything but look at the computer
Doctor:Second thing, follow the 20-20-20 rule
Doctor:This means that every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds
Doctor:When I say 20 feet, I would mean sometjing far away
Doctor:Do you follow?
User:got it
Doctor:Third, reduce the glare of your screen
Doctor:Adjust the settings of the monitor
Doctor:Or you can use an anti-glare screen also
Doctor:Its available at every computer shop
Doctor:Its something you need to stick on your computer screen
Doctor:Fourth, I want you to get your vision tested
User:yes, i knw
Doctor:So that we can be sure that we are not missing a refractive error
Doctor:and lastly, Every 1-2 hours, sit down and close your eyes
Doctor:and imagine something soothing
Doctor:like grass or a beach or whatever you find soothing
Doctor:These things will really help
Doctor:I think you should be good in 2-3 days
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
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