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Vision Degradation from Computer Screens?

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posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 10:26 AM

I used to have 20/15 vision in high school but after working with computers for so long I think my vision has suffered. I can still see very well close up (within a foot or two) but further than that my vision is terrible.

I have scheduled to have an eye exam tommorow to see if I need glasses because I just can't see anything at a distance anymore.

Just wondering if anyone else may have this same problem and any suggestions on how to handle the problem.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 10:28 AM
same problem here, but then I realized,
my daddy used to always tell me...

I would go blind doing that !!! j/k.

Seriously, I've been sitting in front of a computer everyday for the past 10 years and had to get glasses 2 years ago, that was the only way for me to see "good" again.

Good Luck.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 10:31 AM
Did you become near-sighted like me or just overall vision degradation?

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 10:51 AM
yeah my eye sight has bee getting worse from the screen too. but just recently ive been meditating on healing my eyes, and its been working.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 10:54 AM
I would like some information on how to do that if you don't mind.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:06 AM
I just bought this computer not too long ago. The monitor does have an impact on my eyes, as I strain from the brightness of the screen.

My suggestion is when you use a monitor for long periods of time, you need a barrier that will filter the radiation, uv rays, the glare etc. The barriers are not too expensive, but they will prevent your eyes from going bad.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:11 AM
yeah, I became near sighted. The glasses sure helped me see better, but I hate wearing them.

It's not the look factor, I just hate having them on, they aggravate me. I have tried one other frame it's not much better, I might try contacts next ?

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:14 AM
Try disposable contacts.....tricky to get in, but you can even sleep with them on....

I work with computers, and the docs still don't know why....but the past 3 eye exams I've had, my eyes got BETTER....
Of course, my vision still sucks, but odd it's going the other way....

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:20 AM
Haven't passed any exam lately, but I know CRTs monitors are burning my eyes since I started working on LCDs at work.

When I'm at home on my CRT, I can feel the burning effect in my eyes, especially on late evenings, it's not really pleasant. I'm really looking foward to buy my self a LCD...

But my old screen at home totally suck, it can't go higher than 60 Hz refresh rate and I kind of do over-extensive use of it, most of the time.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:44 AM
Same here, I can't wait to get replace eye-burning tube with good LCD.

I also got annoying eye infection, and after watching something stressful for eyes on screen they hurt for a while.. I'll need to visit doctor again tommorow

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:49 AM
As you get older your vision naturally goes to the "far sighted" side of the scale. Your eye shrinks, like the rest of you, with age which causes far sightedness.

IF you were near sighted before your vision may improve as you get older... then again it may not.

An astygmatism (spelling?) will screw all of the above up.

CRT's have been linked with eye problems in the past but I think it's a matter of distance away from the screen that determines this. The farther your eyes are from the screen the less likely damage is to occur.

LCDs and plasmas seem to not have this effect.


posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:53 AM
I have perfect vision and I am likely older than all the rest of you. I have been infront of a computer screen for many hours a day for nearly 10 years.

How did I do it?

Carrots, I eat tons of em, raw, everyday!

Does it help? I don't know but I notice that if I go a week without eating them, then my eyes start to bother me.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:56 AM
Use a screen filter. Becoming nearsited from staring into a computer screen all damm day is a well documented fact. Its kinda like looking at the sun.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:56 AM
You know, speaking of the carrots, I have heard about a product that even helps people with Macular degeneration. I heard about it on the paul harvey radio broadcast, its called Ocular Nutrituion and its supposed to have Vitamin A, C, Zinc, Fluro Gulidian (sp?), and other things that are supposed to help your vision.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:57 AM
Aaaaah the mysterious and almost magical proprieties of carrots! lol...

Seriously, I've read somewhere that carrots don't do # for your eyes, and some other places that they DO have amazing proprieties that can help to have a better view...

So I don't know what to think, but I definitly don't eat enough carrots...Maybe I should, after all, like the rest of us probably, I've also always been told when I was younger that the more I would eat, the better my eyes would be hehehehehe... Maybe it was true.

But I never had any eyes problem, always had an excellent view, never needed glasses or contact lenses, t'least not till yet, and I'll turn 22 this summer...

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 12:12 PM
Yeah the way I learned about Vitamin A or Carrots were the commercials in which they would give Vitamin A capsules to third world Children to save there eyesight. You can save three childrens eyesight if you just donate $1.00.

I am only 23 I will turn 24 in March but I have done nothing but sit in front of computers since 1998. I can't really say that this has happened gradually either. It seems that it happened quick like since last summer.

Well Anyways I have moved my appointment up to 4:15 CST today.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 03:58 PM
Well I am off to get my eyes examined wish me luck.

Be back tommorow.

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 07:53 AM
Well I got the news.

I am going to be needing glasses to help compensate for my astigmatism and the strain of staring at a computer screen. The kicker is its going to be like $300! Thats alot of money for a pair of glasses in my opinion.

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 07:57 AM
It could be from a computer screen...but I think it would take some testing to know if that was the primary cause...I am sure though that it does contribute

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:02 AM
My vision hasn't deteriorated yet. But my question is how many of you can see the refresh rate when you look at a monitor? I know I can.

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