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Can Watching TV Strain My Eyes?

Watching too much TV with the wrong setup can strain your eyes. Common eye strain symptoms are:

  • Sore, Itchy, Dry Eyes
  • Eyes Feel Tired
  • Watery Eyes
  • Double or Blurred Vision
  • Headache/Pain Above the Eyes
  • Sore/Stiff Shoulders, Back, or Neck
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Unable to Fully Open Your Eyes

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You can often relieve the symptoms by taking a warm cloth and placing it over the eyes for about 10 minutes. Afterward, apply eye drops to both eyes, and your symptoms should start to alleviate. If not, then you should see an eye doctor.

How to Prevent Eye Strain

There are things you can do to help prevent eye strain by using these tips:

1. Turn on the lights.

Make sure there are a few lights turned on in the room when watching TV.

2. Reduce glare on the TV screen.

Close blinds or move the TV so there is no glare on the screen.

3. Upgrade to a larger screen.

Larger screens help reduce strain on the eyes. If you cannot upgrade to a larger screen, move the TV closer, but not too close.

4. Place the TV at the proper distance.

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For screens 48 inches and smaller, place the TV four to six feet away. For screens greater than 48 inches, place the TV seven to ten feet away.

5. Take a break.

Get up and take a 15-minute break every hour.

By watching for symptoms of eye strain and using our tips to prevent eye strain, you won’t have to worry when binge-watching your favorite programs.

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Lost or Stolen Garage Door Opener Remote? What Can I Do?

A lost or stolen garage door opener remote can leave you wondering what you can do to help secure your home. The remote will allow access to your garage and, potentially, your home. It is vital to take action right away, even if you are not sure if the remote was actually stolen.

Step 1: Reset the Garage Door Opener

All modern automatic garage door openers can be reset. Review the owner’s manual that came with your opener to find out how to reset the garage door opener. Resetting the opener allows you to change the code the remotes use. If you have a spare opener, be sure to recode it so you can continue to use the opener.

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Step 2: Order a New Garage Door Remote

You might be wondering, “Where can I buy a garage door opener remote?” The easiest option is to shop online for your make and model. Even if you have an older opener, you can still find aftermarket remotes compatible with your opener.

Step 3: Disconnect the Automatic Opener

If you do not have a spare remote you can reset and recode, and you have to wait for your replacement to arrive, you will want to disconnect the automatic opener so you can manually open and close the garage door. All you should have to do is pull the quick-disconnect cord to release the door. Just be sure to lock the garage door while using it manually.

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