Jeffery C. Hinson, MD
Location and Office HoursEye Physicians Professional Association
Macon, GA 31201
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- BlueChoice (BC/BS of GA)
- BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia
- United Healthcare
- Coliseum Medical Centers
- Coliseum Northside Hospital
How does working on a computer all day affect my eyes?
Aaron Weingeist, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartWorking on computers or video display terminals (VDTs) will not permanently harm your eyes. However, when using a VDT for long periods of time, just as reading or doing other close work, you blink less than you normally would. This reduced rate of blinking makes your eyes dry, which may lead to the feeling of eyestrain or fatigue. It's worth reminding yourself to look away from the computer every 20 minutes or so to give your eyes a break. The target should be more than 10 feet away, and your break should last at least 20 seconds.
Does ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage my eyes in ways I can feel?
HealthyWomen answeredIt can take years before you experience any of the sun’s damaging effects on your eyes. But some damage can occur in the short term, such as photokeratitis and photoconjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membrane outside of the eye (think pink eye). If your eyes feel tired, sore, and gritty after a day at the beach, skiing, or boating, you may have experienced UV radiation exposure.
What should I eat to improve my night vision?
Trouble seeing at night? Maybe some apricots are in order. Apricots are rich in beta carotene, a carotenoid that the body converts to vitamin A. And research shows beta carotene may help with night vision -- and possibly even play a part in preventing cataracts. Carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash are other great sources of beta carotene.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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