How to prevent red eyes from looking at the monitor

@dbhattji (2507)
India
July 27, 2007 8:27am CST
I get red eyes when I look at the monitor for too long, does wearing dark glasses prevent this.
5 responses
@navtech (1776)
• India
30 Jul 07
dear dbhattji, better consult a eye doctor. You should not get red eyes after looking at the monitor long time. I have been using computer from the year 1995 and almost minimum 8 to 10 hours I have been seeing the monitor. God grace I do not have any problem with eyes. I know certain people get red eyes. One of the technician of my earlier company used to get pain if he continues to look at the monitor for more than 15 minutes. He consulted the doctor and doctor asked him to wear glasses. You also check up how your monitor positioned. Sometime sun rays hit the monitor you also get red eyes.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
30 Jul 07
Thank you for the advice, I will check my monitor position whenever I get red eyes now, but I mainly work at night so perhaps the tubelight is reflected by the monitor screen.
@sunshinecup (7881)
29 Jul 07
I don't think so. Taking breaks often helps. It is caused from eye strain, so if you wear glasses, use them. But either way, take a break after every hour or so, even if it's for a few minutes, but give your eyes some time to rest.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
30 Jul 07
Thank you, yes I will take short breaks, but I forget to do that when i am so engrossed on the net.
@touchnshine (2821)
• India
23 Aug 07
Dear dbhattji You need to give rest to your eyes. I used to do that .. ok see what I used to do .. I make two cotton pads and dip them well with the rose water .. make sure the cotton pads should cover our eye area .. and then close your eyes and put that cotton pads on your eyes and lie down for atleast 30 minutes .. It will really feel your eyes relaxed. I normally used to do this everyday. It also helps to reduce dark circles.
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@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
How would you be able to read then if you use dark glasses while using the computer? Consider this, glare is the biggest problem from computer screens, and special anti-glare/radiation filters are commercially available. The position of your light source relative to the screen may need to be adjusted. If you need reading glasses, you may need to be evaluated by your doctor to see if the distance from your eye to the computer monitor is within range of your glasses correction.
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• United States
27 Jul 07
To tell you the truth I have no idea, but something as serious as this. I would suggest you call an eyecare professional. They should be able to answer that question for you over the phone. Your eyes are probably actually getting dry because of the light though. If I were you try using some eye drops between your computer sessions, which I'm guessing you stay at for long periods of time, and then that should help it. I'm not an eyecare professional but I do where contacts.