Eye strain in one eye

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Terry Pinnell, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. This is almost certainly largely a problem of my own making, in that I
    spend 10-12 hours per day at my PC, 6/7 days a week. But this
    particular issue, getting a bad eye strain in my left eye, seems to
    have arisen only in recent weeks. Not long after installing my new PC
    with its great 24" flat widescreen. It's positioned a little further
    away than my old CRT, about 75 cm versus 60 cm, but *seems* to be
    clear enough. I use my old 'computer glasses' which were prescribed
    some years ago for this, as it was too much for my varifocals to cope

    Can anyone suggest why I should be getting this, particularly just in
    the left eye please? Could it be posture related in some way? Or am I
    perhaps 'favouring' one eye? Now that I think about it, maybe a higher
    proportion of my attention does seem to be towards the left side of
    the screen, maybe because menus etc seem to be there more often. Or
    yet another factor might be that this LCD screen is much brighter than
    my old one, and I do find myself staring a lot.

    Any advice/tips would be much appreciated please.
    Terry Pinnell, Jun 21, 2008
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  2. In my opinion, it may just be something that has occured for no
    particular reason. For instance, many people might have problems with
    one eye because the use of that eye is greater, but i believe that in
    your case this is not because you have been using one eye more than
    the other. I am amazed by the amount of screen time spent in your
    typical day and i believe that in order for your eye problem to be
    solved you would need to start slowly weening out of that large amount
    of computer time. Then again I could be wrong and you might be having
    some problems with your one eye due to more use of it
    luvz.baseball, Jun 22, 2008
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  3. Terry Pinnell

    Zetsu Guest

    Well, I don't even think computer use is a factor.
    I've got a 22 inch monitor recently (1680*1050, CRYSIS LOOKS AMAZING)
    but no harmful effects. Anyway why don't you cure it by resting your
    eyes. If the problem is strain, then the logical answer is rest after
    all don't you think.
    Zetsu, Jun 23, 2008
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