My eyes f*ing kill me every day after staring at the computer for 10 hours
straight. I'm using re-wetting drops, but they're still blood-shot and just
plain painful. Any advice?
-Dry Eye in Detroit
(Well, actually Panarama City, but I needed something that started with a D)
Dear Dry Eye in Detroit/Panarama City,
How's the Target over there? Anyways, your problem is a very common one. The most beneficial thing you can do at this point is to dim the lighting in the room you work in. If you have fluorescent lights, buy a lamp and use that instead...soft lighting will help a lot. Another thing is to dim your computer screen because that will help with straining. Ideally, the brightness of your computer screen and the room lighting should be about equal.
Another thing that might help is to take frequent breaks away from your computer screen, maybe once every 30 minutes.
And a 3rd suggestion is to get reading glasses made especially for when you're at your computer. Other than that, have you considered a job in farming, or restaurant management perhaps? Or something where you don't have to stare at a computer screen 10 hours a day...wait you only work 10 hours a day?!
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