Thursday, February 11, 2010

No, it won't make you blind

Can eye strain and looking a computer screen for too long cause Nystagmus?

Your Answer:
As my optometrist said when I asked the same question:

"You can't damage your eyes by using them"

Your eyes can get tired and you may even develop a slight tick and a headache if you put them under a LOT of strain but it won't damage them. The stereotype of book worms going blind from too many years of reading are just stories.
I have a VERY straining eyeglass prescription and work with computers. My eyes are under a LOT of stress from my job.

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