Can computer screens cause vision problems?

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asked Jul 11, 2023 in Eye Health by snajkelitel (1,310 points)
Can computer screens cause vision problems?

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answered Jul 11, 2023 by crackerjack (4,510 points)
Computer screens can cause vision problems such as eye strain and digital eye strain which is a group of vision related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, cell phone use etc.

Most people who experience vision problems from computer screens have discomfort in the eyes, eye pain, vision problems when looking at computer screens or other digital screens for long periods of time.

The signs and symptoms that can tell you that your eye muscles are weak include double vision, trouble focusing and drooping eyelids.

The extraocular muscle function test is performed to evaluate any weakness, or other defect in the extraocular muscles which results in uncontrolled eye movements.

The test involves moving the eyes in eight different directions in space to evaluate the proper functioning of the extraocular muscles of the eyes.

Doctors tighten eye muscles through surgery, where a section of the muscle or tendon of the eye is removed to make it shorter.

This step of the eye muscle surgery is called a resection and to weaken an eye muscle it is instead reattached to a point farther toward the back of your eye and this step is called a recession.

Eye muscles can be repaired through eye muscle surgery that is surgery to correct and repair eye muscle problems which cause crossed eyes also known as strabismus.

The strabismus surgery aligns and corrects the muscles of the eye.

The conjunctiva links your eyeball to your eye socket and the external muscles of the eye are found behind your conjunctiva.

Eye muscle surgery in adults is very successful, effective and safe for adults of all ages.

It's never too late to have eye muscle surgery even if you're in your 80s or 90s as people in their 90's have benefited greatly from eye muscle surgery.

An eye muscle doctor is called an Ophthalmologist which are medical doctors that can treat and diagnose any condition or issue that affects a persons eyes.

Ophthalmologists are eye care specialists and unlike optometrists and opticians, ophthalmologists are doctors of medicine (MD) or doctors of osteopathy (DO) with specific training and experience in diagnosing and treating eye and vision conditions.

You can strengthen your eye muscles by doing blinking exercises by slowly moving your eyes up and down and repeat this at least 3 times.

Then again move your eye slowly from right to left and then repeat again for 3 times and then rest.

Eye exercises will strengthen weak eye muscles, improving blood circulation and muscle tone.

Your eye muscles should be tone in order to achieve the sharpest vision possible, with help from glasses and contacts, if needed.

This toning helps to minimize eye strain, allowing your eyes to work more efficiently.

Weak eye muscles cannot cause blindness as the eye muscles are basically just the muscles that control the movement of the eyelids.

Weak eyelids can prevent you from holding your eyelids open properly and can cause vision problems in that way but not blindness.

The eye muscles which are also known as the orbicularis oculi muscles are the main protractors (closure) of the eyelids.

It is a flat, ringlike band of skeletal muscle surrounding the anterior orbit composed of three parts: the orbital portion, the palpebral portion, and the lacrimal portion.

Weak eye muscles can be caused by reading, writing, driving and exposure to dry moving air such as from a fan or air conditioner.

Ophthalmoplegia is the paralysis or weakness of the eye muscles.

It can affect one or more of the six muscles that hold the eye in place and control its movement.

There are two types of ophthalmoplegia: chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia and internal ophthalmoplegia.

Weakness of the eye muscles leads to misalignment of the eyes, which causes the eyes to perceive the same object in two different locations.

Double vision is a common symptom of myasthenia gravis because this condition very frequently affects the strength of the eye muscles.

Eye muscle repair is surgery to correct eye muscle problems that cause strabismus (crossed eyes).

Strabismus surgery corrects and aligns the muscles of the eye.

The conjunctiva links the eyeball to the eye socket.

The external muscles of the eye are found behind the conjunctiva.

Symptoms of eyestrain may include: Red, watery, irritated eyes. Tired, aching or heavy eyelids. Blurred vision and problems with focusing.

Convergence insufficiency (CI) is when the eyes have trouble working together while focusing on an object that is close by.

With normal vision, your eyes make a series of adjustments to work together to form a single image.

When we are severely stressed and anxious, high levels of adrenaline in the body can cause pressure on the eyes, resulting in blurred vision.

People with long-term anxiety can suffer from eye strain throughout the day on a regular basis.

Anxiety causes the body to become highly sensitized to any slight movement.
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answered Oct 23, 2023 by Andrew_Clarkson (7,050 points)
edited Nov 10, 2023 by Andrew_Clarkson

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