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Double vision

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This condition can make ophthalmologists nervous, says Dr Andreoli. “There are some causes of double vision that are quite dangerous,” she adds. Sometimes patients end up being sent to the emergency room, as it could be a sign of a stroke or a problem with blood vessels of the brain. Even if the cause is something less dangerous, seeing two of everything is never normal, so you should seek help right away.

Eye discomfort when staring at a computer

 Eye discomfort when staring at a computer
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Humans normally blink about 15 times a minute – but when we stare at a screen, we blink much less often. That’s a problem, as blinking keeps our eyes lubricated. If your eyes are feeling tired and dry after a day at the office, sit further away from the screen and take regular breaks from your device. Lubricating eye drops may help too. But the problem could also be something more complex, such as your glasses prescription or the alignment of your eyes, says Dr Andreoli. If you don’t start feeling better within a couple days, it’s time for an ophthalmologist to step in. These everyday habits will help you protect your eyesight.

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