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How to prevent vision deterioration from excessive computer use

I use the computer for 16-18 hours a day becasue I have a online business and I have noticed my vision worsening since doing this. I really don't want glasses and have seen a eye doctor who said I don't absolutely need glasses my vision is 20/25 I think he said. I used to have better vision before I spent so much time on the computer. I'm wondering if there any any "techniques" used by OSHA or anything to prevent eyestrain or vision deterioration from excessive computer use .
posted by john123357 on Sep 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Headache from Urination Strain (worried)

hey everyone. A short while back, I was in a phase where I was straining alot when I was peeing. I was being very OCD about emptying my bladder is what I'm saying. I did this until I started to feel a pain in my abdomen as well as an aching sensation in the right side of my head. I immediately stopped. While the pain in the abdomen went away, the headache persisted. Eventually I went to my MD and he didn't seem that worried about it and said it would go away. The head sensation sort of changes often. Sometimes it's a mild to moderate pain and sometimes it feels like sort of a cold feeling on the right side of my head if that makes sense. i wanted to get you guy's takes on this.
posted by Thanquol180 on Sep 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Elbow on fire -- is it you damn mouse?

I looked up this question, but my pain is my elbow and not my hand, arm or wrist. Googling seems to tell me it's "tennis elbow". [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Apr 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Pinched nerve, Tokyo: physical therapist or Alexander technique teacher?

I'm asking this for a friend, A. A has a pinched nerve in the neck that isn't getting any better. He has bad posture and sits in a cubicle all day. He would like to see a physical therapist for this, but has also heard good things about the Alexander technique for correcting posture. Which would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Feb 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Exercises, stretches, or other ways to relieve repetitive strain in shoulder and upper back?

Exercises, stretches, or other ways to relieve repetitive strain in shoulder and upper back? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 19, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I improve my shoulder pain in the next few days?

I can't believe I'm wasting a question on this; but I think I have injured myself from studying. Help? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jun 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Eyestrain headache

I keep getting headaches from looking at computer screens. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Nov 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Extended period of voice strain: what gives?

What is up with my voice? I used to enjoy singing (casually: singing along to the radio, etc), and now it feels...unpleasant. Reading aloud is no fun, either. What to do to heal my voice? [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Jun 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Muscle tear or strain?

Yesterday I was playing softball and after my first hit I was sprinting hard to beat out the throw to first when it felt like a knife went in the front of my upper thigh. What did I do to myself? [more inside]
posted by rocket88 on Jun 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Exercise: how do I push myself without damaging myself?

I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Feb 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Eye Colour

What colours are best for screen reading? I recently (forget where I) read that it is not black on white, yellow on black perhaps? Google surprisingly hasn't found me the article, or anything other that reconfirming that black on white really is the least straining on the eyes. Okay, thanks everyone!
posted by Benzle on Jun 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Stress Strain Diagram

Looking for a quality Stress-Strain Diagram of Structural (Mild) Steel to use to study from. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Jul 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Solutions for LCD Projector Eye strain?

New LCD Projector: Feeling significant eye strain, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by tonci on Feb 2, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I reduce glare in our sunlit design room?

i work for a medium-sized web design company. How do I reduce glare inside of our design room while keeping our natural light? [more inside]
posted by jmprice on Jul 27, 2007 - 14 answers

Identify this teletype font from Andromeda Stain?

FontFilter: Can anyone identify the source for this font from Andromeda Strain? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Jun 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Pain in the Butt?

I have a pain in the butt. Help me fix it. [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Feb 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Looking for an RSI specialist

Can anyone recommend a specialist in Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in West Los Angeles / Santa Monica? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Nov 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Do I need glasses?

Am I farsighted, or Should I Visit the Optometrist? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Sep 22, 2006 - 13 answers

My eyes! My eyes!

My eyesight has always been great, and in general I see just fine. As a general rule, the world is not blurry and when I look at something, whether it be 1 foot or 20 (or 100) feet away, I see what I expect to see. I've never worn glasses. [more inside]
posted by jaded on Mar 13, 2006 - 19 answers

Knee Twinge

TwingeFilter: I was doing some lifting (moving furniture) and now whenever I climb steep stairs my right knee twinges in a "Don't push it" kind of way. The lifting was over 6 months ago. Will this fix itself or is there something I should be doing to assist it?
posted by hifimofo on Feb 10, 2005 - 8 answers

Treating a Sore Shoulder

Yep, I've got a slight strain in my shoulder, which is bad. What's worse is that I'm moving tomorrow, so I'll need to be lifting lots of heavy things. Preamble aside: how do you treat a sore shoulder? Heat? Ice? Aspirin? What works best for you?
posted by .kobayashi. on Aug 13, 2004 - 13 answers

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