Q. I am using laptop for a long time. Could it be the cause for my blurred vision?

Answered by
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Apr 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

Sometimes when I use my laptop at work for too long, my vision gets a little blurry but clears up on its own. Lately, however, it has been happening more often, but it clears up when I blink. It happens when I wake up, during the day and at night it clears up when I blink. I have not been sleeping well, and I have been fatigued. I have also been using my phone and laptop a lot. I also noticed that I have dry eyelashes and most times it feels like there may be something physical in my eyes causing the blurriness. But it is happening a lot lately. My family has a history of glaucoma, and I checked my eye pressure a while back, and it was fine.

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concerns. The symptoms you are suffering from are most suggestive of dry eye disease. It is quite common in computer users. The best initial treatment for this is firstly to blink your eyes more often and second the thing is the use of lubricants such as 0.5 % Carboxymethylcellulose acetate eyedrops (refresh tears eyedrops). With this, I am confident that you will improve.

In case you have already been taking these measures, or if you have any further questions, please let me know. I will do my best to help you.

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