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Sorry. I just now saw that you requested Dr. Rick to answer your question. I'll opt out and let him answer your question. If he isn't available after awhile, I'm happy to help you.
Okay, Dr. Rick has informed me that he won't be available for another couple of hours and he asked me if I could help you on this issue, which I'm happy to do. The answer to your question depends entirely on the cause of the eye-strain and what has been done and what is being done to treat it. Can you help fill in these gaps for me?
Its caused by excessive computer screen watching + also I been using 4-6 artificial tears with rest from computer and it is doing great for me ....I just wish to know how long I need to rest before my eyes can go back to normal
I see, I would probably give them a few days to recover from this, at least 2-3 before resuming intensive screen activity, and when you do start back, I would go slower like only one hour at a time with a 5-10 minute break to look in the distance each hour, for a maximum of 2-3 hours the first few days. Does this make sense?
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I need a guideline on how I can watch screen without having eyestrain in future please continue the last advices u gave
I'm sorry to say, that there is not specific set guidelines that applies to all people. This is because there are many factors that go into eye-strain, including dysfunctional tear films, need for glasses, the different screens people use and how close/far away people are from them, how susceptible their eyes are to eye-strain, and many other factors that differ depending on the genetic makeup of the individual. My advice is to start slow and build up slowly. General visual hygiene of taking a break to focus in the distance for 5 minutes every 30 minutes, or if you can tolerate it, for 10 minutes every hour is very useful advice. Also, have as much natural light in the room as possible--this can help eye strain. Also, the continued use of artificial tears 4-5x/day on a regular basis can/will help. Also, if you have been prescribed glasses to use for use on the computer, that is essential to use those as well.
I only wish for 5-6 hrs per day since I wish to work as an online freelancer its my dream - is that possible ?
Yes, I would definitely think that possible, just follow the aforementioned guidelines. Do you have any other questions about this?
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By the way ...wat are diffence between tv - computer - phone screens and which are worst to make eyestrains....I have feeling we can tolerate tv
There are many differences depending on the technology behind the screen: some cathode ray tubes, some LCD, some LED and so forth. I am not an expert in the specifics of these screens, but once again, everyone is very different on which types of screens they can tolerate, and which give them more trouble. That's something, I'm afraid, you're going to have to figure out for yourself through observation, trial and error.