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Eye Fatigue from Computer use | Long Island Eye Doctor

Michelle Zalaznick, OD

Many people spend a majority of their day either in front of a computer or using a cell phone or handheld device. This can cause signs of ocular fatigue. Some of these symptoms include red eyes, dry eyes, blurry vision and contact lens intolerance. Research has shown that  computer users have decreased blink rates. This causes wetting problems in contact lens wearers and discomfort throughout the day. Glare is another cause of ocular fatigue. Some remedies to these problems include taking breaks from computer use, adding an anti glare screen to the computer,  using rewetting drops to moisturize the contact lenses and/or changing to a different brand of contact lenses that will allow more moisture to get to the eye. There are many new types of contact lenses on the market. It might be time to see a contact lens specialist and be refit with a new lens that would address these ocular problems.

Always consult your eye care provider regarding the appropriate contact lens for you, and be sure to follow the directions carefully. Book your appointment for contact lens exams and general eye care by the top optometrists of Long Island!

Dr. Michelle Zalaznick

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