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Why do my eyes hurt when using a computer?

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Does Using A Computer Make My Eyes Tired?

Using a computer or cell phone for hours a day is causing millions of Americans to feel the symptoms of what is being called Computer Vision Syndrome.

Using computers for hours a day causes the feeling of tired, dry and gritty, watery, painful eyes, and here are some of the reasons why.

  • Computers and cellphones contain blue light, harmful blue light is damaging to the retina of the eye, much in the same way that UV rays from the sun cause damage. Although the exact effects of blue light exposure are still unknown, there is research indicating links between blue light and Macular Degeneration.
  • Computers are at mid-distance vision, and most glasses and contact lenses correct for near or far or both. For someone spending hours on mid-distance vision, they place a strain on the visual system, causing pain, discomfort, and headaches. The solve this issue, computer glasses which are created for mid-distance are effective.
  • When we look at a computer or phone, we blink less often and less fully. This lack of blinking causes the tear film to more rapidly evaporate.
  • Eye strain is a major concern. Optometrist recommends the 202020 rule. Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds and look 20 meters away.
  • One cause of tired eye can be a deficit in an aspect of reading or vision that causes the feeling of lack of energy.

What are computer glasses?

Computer glasses are specially formulated glasses to reduce the side effects of being on a computer all day. A great pair of computer glasses will optimize for mid-distance vision, block blue light, and utilize an anti-reflective coating.

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