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constant using of my laptop at home and office,would it have

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constant using of my laptop at home and office,would it have any effect on my eyes?because recently i am observing that i hardly see things that are close to my eyes.especially when i am reading,i have to adjust the book a little far from my face.

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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

What you are experiencing is called presbyopia and is not related to computer use but rather to living long enough for your eyes natural ability to focus up close to become weak. It happens to everyone eventually and is called presbyopia.

Here is a good article on this issue:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyopia

The best thing to do is buy a bunch of reading glasses at the dollar store and leave them all over the house. This is what I do and it works well :)

Does this make sense to you?


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