Why do my eyes hurt?

United States
November 18, 2008 8:51pm CST
Do your eyes hurt when looking at the computer for a long tine? Sometimes I get headaches too. Why is that?
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7 responses
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
Maybe because: 1. you're getting old 2. you need to see an optalmologist 3. you're still using a CRT monitor 4. you're monitor needs fine tuning 5. you're monitor is not getting enough ventilation 6. you're too near your monitor or 7. the lights are causing a glare
• India
19 Nov 08
all pts r needed to be consider in u r problem
• United States
21 Nov 08
I'm getting older but I'm definitely not old! LOL.
@YamiKiba (940)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Yeah. . .my eyes hurt when I'm on the computer for a long time and I sometimes get headaches too. In fact, I get the same effect when I'm playing videogames or watching something on my iPod. Staring at anything bright for a long time hurts my eyes lol, but its not as bad as staring at the sun since it doesn't give off heat nor those dangerous UV rays.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I get headaches at times too. Although I'm going to start taking breaks, I may consider seeing an ophthalmologist.
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
20 Nov 08
My eyes get strained sometimes. It's cause of electromagnetic radiation coming from our monitors. We should really remember to blink once in awhile while reading something on our screen. Staring at our monitors could lead to dry eyes and poor vision.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I'm going to start blinking more and taking more breaks from the monitor. Thanks a lot.
• India
19 Nov 08
Yes my eyes pain when looking at the computer continuously for a long time. It necessary to take break while sitting on computer and some healthy food which is helpful for our eyes.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I am going to start taking breaks from now on...if I can convince myself to get off of myLot (lol).
@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
Yes, my eyes hurt, but I know that it is becomes sometimes I overuse them. As we all know anything that is exaggerated is not good specially when it comes to our body usually the eyes. I start my work at seven in the morning then I finish usually around five pm and that entails full time computer use. I read a lot of exercises and suggestions to let my eyes rest every thirty to an hour use of the eyes but sometimes I am really into my work that I forget to do that. Sometimes also, especially during hot weather, I just go to the bathroom and take a bath after long hours of working on my computer. I guess it's not that good. As for the headache, maybe you should go to an opthalmologist and check your eyes if you already have some eye grades as they call that. I remember when I was a student I had astigmatism because of too much reading.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I believe I do overuse my eyes. I work on my computer from 9-6 (I take an hour lunch break and 2 15 min breaks but aside from that I'm always on my computer) nonstop. I think I should start to take time away from the screen from time to time.
@cream97 (29183)
• United States
23 Nov 08
It may be that you are staring at the computer too long.. And it could be the brightness of your computer screen as well. I am sorry that you are having this problem.. You may need a soft light that is very easy on your eyes..
@UK_Shree (3605)
23 Nov 08
It is most likely to be because your eyes are getting dry as a result of being in front of the screen for so long. You definitely need to remember to blink more, as silly as that may sound. In addition, are you wearing contact lenses - this can make it worse and you may find that working with glasses on hurts less.