Eye Strain due to heavy computer use

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by gguardia, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. gguardia

    gguardia Guest

    Hello, my right eye is losing its strength very rapidly. In the last
    year it has gradually become fuzzier and harder to focus.

    When I try to exercise it by closing the other eye for a couple of
    minutes, the right eye gets a little better at focusing although still
    not at 100%. It never loses that "wavy/fuzzy" quality either. Also it
    takes a second or 2 to focus correctly between distances, and it slowly
    loses its focus if I start to think of something absract and dont
    "force it" to focus on a certain thing.

    Once I have been using my right eye exclusively for a minute or so and
    go back to using both eyes, my vision becomes very blurry as if my
    brain is having trouble mixing both signals.

    My left eye seems healthy and does not bother me.

    I know I have to go to a specialist, but I dont know where to start.
    Ive read computer glasses might help but Im unsure what I need to know
    to do in order to do the right thing. I should note the Im a heavy
    computer user, pretty much being in front of either an Apple Cinema
    Display or Dell 21" flatscreen a gazzillion hours a day. Any advice as
    to what to do?
    gguardia, Mar 21, 2006
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  2. wrote in @i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com:
    I think "an optometrist" would be a safe guess. The optometrist would make
    sure that there's no pathology that's causing your problems, and discuss
    options that could help. In this day and age, I would suspect that the
    vast majority of optometrists would be able to help someone having troubles
    in fron of a monitor.
    Scott Seidman, Mar 21, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    At the very least, it may be eyestrain and you need some reading

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Mar 21, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    it looks like your starting to get myopic from all the hours on the
    computer. try wearing +2 reading glasses(for computer and reading) and
    this should keep your distance vision clear
    acemanvx, Mar 22, 2006
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    serebel Guest

    Don't pay any attention to Ace, he has no business giving advice over
    the web or anywhere else for that matter.
    serebel, Mar 22, 2006
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    The Real Bev Guest

    Har. I've been on one computer or another for over 8 hours a day for the
    last 15 years and I'm STILL far-sighted. Will I become more myopic before I
    hit Medicare? Only a few months to go...
    The Real Bev, Mar 22, 2006
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    gguardia Guest

    Mike - Brain Tumor wtf !?!? Please dont feed the hypocondriac in me.

    Im 32. My blurry eye is not blurry from far away - its only when I try
    to focus closer than about 2 feet. What bothers me is that after I try
    "exercising" my blurry eye exclusively for awhile it takes a long time
    (like a full minute) for me to be able to use both eyes at the same
    time again because I get double vision.
    glasses solution" like Ace mentioned is a popular one , although it
    seems the people on this board think thats not such a hot idea.

    In any case I'll get an appointment to see an ophtalmologist or whoever
    my HMO physician ends up sending me to. Thanks to all for the help.
    gguardia, Mar 22, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    You need to see an optometrist, not an ophthalmologist. You don't have
    a disease.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Mar 22, 2006
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