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Your Eyes and Your Computer

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Computer use can be hard on the eyes. Spending extended time on the computer can make you more aware of any types of focusing disorder you might have.

Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are types of focusing disorders that can make time at the computer very uncomfortable. You might get blurry vision or double vision. You might feel tired. You might get a headache.

If you're experiencing these difficulties it may be time to have your eyes checked and perhaps get a new prescription for eyewear.

Dr. Susan Reckell recommends getting a prescription for eyewear that has anti-reflective coatings which can reduce any glare from the computer monitor. It's a good idea to make adjustments to the lighting in the room to be kinder to your eyes as well.

"Dr. Susan L. Reckell graduated from Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris University in 1984. She holds optometry licenses in Arizona and Michigan. With more than 23 year of experience, she currently works as an optometrist at Riviera Opticare Inc."


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