Sudden Eye Fatigue When Working on PC

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by FKS, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. FKS

    FKS Guest

    I worked on my PC too much on last Friday (12+ hours). My eyes felt kinda
    sore, so I stopped looking at my LCD monitor. Since then, I haven't been
    able to work on my PC without getting eye fatigue. Reading & driving do NOT
    give me eye fatique. Only reading something on my monitor easily tire my

    I had never experienced such PC-related eye fatique before (I'm 40). I've
    always used high-end LCDs. My current monitor is a professional model Sony
    23" LCD and I could work on that monitor without any vision problem
    whatsoever prior to last Friday (am I getting old?). So, I highly doubt that
    the LCD itself is the culprit.

    Is what I'm experiencing temporary? I'm puzzled as to why only PC work
    suddenly gives me eye fatique. When I called my ophthal, he wasn't concerned
    at all. Should I press him?
    FKS, Apr 10, 2007
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    John H. Guest

    Join the club, I have precisely the same problem. I have seen a number of
    specialists but no solution has been forthcoming. You might want to check
    your background lighting, make sure there is nothing to reflect onto your
    computer screen. Strangely, I never have the problem while reading, even if
    all day. It may relate to your attitude, if computer = work there may be a
    stress component so perhaps the problem relates to muscle tension around the
    forehead. Does the problem happen when you are on the computer and just
    relaxing? If not, that maybe a clue. I'm guessing of course. Be careful, in
    my case I ignored these problems for some time and it got worse.

    Look up "computer vision syndrome". Experiment with your computer viewing,
    try different stuff. The typical ergonomics work fine for most people but
    there are always the outliers ... .

    John H., Apr 11, 2007
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    FKS Guest

    The strange thing is that I had never had PC-related eye fatigue prior to
    last Friday. Nothing has changed in my PC & my work environment. Go figure.
    Perhaps, something in me has changed and causes eye fatigue.
    FKS, Apr 11, 2007
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    I'm no eye doctor, but you're probably the right age for presbyopia.
    Have you tried using low-power reading glasses for your PC work?

    You may simply be getting "old eyes" and losing your ability to
    sustain near-point accommodation without fatigue.

    Sorry, but ... it's possible.

    I'd go see an optometrist to rule out anything worse, but ... try some
    drug store readers.
    Neil Brooks, Apr 11, 2007
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    John H. Guest

    What Neil said, definite possibility. Also, clean your monitor, I sometimes
    wonder is the tiny dust particles create light dispersions that may be
    upsetting our brain.

    Try a simple test, hold a book in front of you and keep bringing it closer
    until you can no longer clearly see the text. I'm not sure of the
    appropriate distance, 40cm I guess, but some bods here will be able to
    better inform you. At 40cm if you cannot see clearly you are in the early
    stages of presbyopia. At least that is what my optometrist told me.

    John H., Apr 11, 2007
  6. when is the last time you had an eye exam?

    michael toulch, Apr 11, 2007
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