Can Very Bright Lighting Cause Nearsightedness?

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Afternoon, is it true that working in a very bright place can add minus eyes? because in the last 6 months I worked in a new place on the 23rd floor of the building surrounded by windows along the walls, and I just checked with the ophthalmologist yesterday, it turns out I added 2 left and right minus ….. said the doctor apart from working with the computer continues, also because the lighting in my place of work is not good …. please be enlightened about this, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Poppymarlo22,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Myopia (minus eye) occurs when your eyeball is too oval, causing the image of a distant object to fall not right on the retina but in front of it. As a result, it will be difficult for you to stare at objects that are far away, but will have no significant obstacles when looking at objects that are located close by. It is not clear what triggers myopia. However, according to the National Eye Institute, the following conditions can affect it:

Age (myopia is more prone to occur at the age of 8 to 12 years) because in this age range the eyes are still developing Visual stressor, which is when your work activities require your eyes to be constantly accommodated, for example in jobs that require high detail (such as typing, sewing, reading) or also activities that are done with poor lighting (such as too dim or too glare) A history of certain diseases, such as diabetes Environment, for example if you rarely do activities outside the home, but always dwell in the house of offspring, and so on. Your work activities can influence your eye irritation. Often times, myopia is not a dangerous condition. However, if left untreated, this condition can significantly reduce your quality of life. Your eyes will also tire more easily, experience headaches, dizziness, increase the risk of accidents, and various other problems.

Therefore, before your eye minus gets worse, you should treat it directly to a doctor or ophthalmologist. Myopia correction can be done by wearing the right glasses or contact lenses. You can also do surgery so that your vision function can improve significantly.

In the meantime, try the following:

Tell your boss about your current eye condition (according to the doctor's examination. Explain that your work environment can worsen the health of your eyes, and can indirectly impact your work productivity. Therefore, ask for support from the institution where you work to provide a more comfortable room with better lighting. While working, rest your eyes occasionally, namely by closing your eyes, compressing your eyes with cucumber or cold water, first turning your gaze to other objects that are far away and brightly colored (especially green) No carelessly using glasses, contact lenses, or eye drops without a doctor's advice. Get enough sleep. Consume nutritious food. Limit looking at gadgets. Hope it helps.

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