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Vision Degradation from Computer Screens?

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posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:21 AM

Glasses have always been f*cking expensive IMO.


I can, but depends what it is set at? I'm not sure if you could see it @ 100 Hz.

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:26 AM
I always thought they were around $100 not around $300. Anyways I guess I just have to bite the bullet.

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:27 AM
my dad found out about 4 years ago, he has macular degenration ( sp ) his eyes are about the same now as they were then, but it's supposed to get worse for him.

I had an eye exam 2 years ago, they didn't see anything in my eyes, yet !

Not being able to see is one of my biggest fears !

I have a condition in my left eye called "amblypohia" or something like that. I had it when I was born, but back then the doctors didn't know to look for it, now it's something they check at birth.

Basically, my pupil ( I think ) isn't centered, it's off to the left just a little, just enough that all I get out of the left eye is blurred vision, can't read a thing out of it, can make out shapes and colors!,

My right eye, is getting bad ( age ) that's why I needed the glasses... my perscription has one clear lense and one corrected lense,

if i was to try contacts, I'd only need one at a time

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:33 AM
Hi BlackJackal!!

Sorry to hear about your eye problems - I wear glaases too now (for reading) but attribute this more to my sge rather than *just* computer usage (though they don't help!!)

Some info in case it's useful is here ?

"Of all the hazards associated with VDU work, visual problems are the most widespread. During the last twenty years in which VDUs have been in general use there have been several hundred studies which have confirmed the link between VDU work and the visual problems reported by users.

Numerous surveys and epidemiological studies (studies of the causes of ill-health in large groups of people) have shown that at least a quarter of all users experience visual problems as a result of their work. The percentage of workers suffering visual problems increases in proportion to the number of hours worked at the VDU. Surveys of those working more than six hours a days at the VDU have found up to 91 per cent experience visual problems.

Visual problems are higher among those doing repetitive keyboard and screen work such as data entry, than among VDU workers doing less intensive work where VDUs are used intermittently. Work involving the use of VDUs produces considerably more eyestrain than almost all other types of non-VDU work. A recent study found that the occurrence of abnormal eye function was nearly 16 times higher in VDU workers than in non-VDU workers (Ishikawa 1990).

The range of problems reported include the following:

the sensation commonly described as 'eyestrain'
burning or tender eyes
reddened, watering eyes
blurred vision or difficulty in focusing
double vision
grittiness, dryness or aching of the eyes
worsening of pre-existing visual problems
the need to get prescriptions for glasses or lenses changed more often
changes in colour perception (eg. seeing coloured after-images after using the screen such as floating red or orange blobs, or seeing everything white tinged with pink)
a feeling of heaviness in the eyes
headaches just above the eyes"

Good luck!!

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:34 AM

For 100 bucks, you get a pair of tinted-glasses with no force in it hehehehe

Off-Topic, but what Elevated said reminded me, my new gf is able to move one of his eye independantly of the other. It's freaking weird lol...

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 08:42 AM
So for 100 dollars I could get this pair.

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 09:00 AM
I have become short sighted because I've spent so many years on computer screens. Primarily my current computer and the previous ones had problems with the monitor flickering. This was caused by a) speakers being next to the computer (electrical interference) and b) (mostly) because the power cord going into the monitor was a double adapter for the power going into the speakers, and thus they were both using the same power supply!!! I curse Bill Gates for robbing me of my eyes as contact lenses are so #in expensive now!!!

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 09:01 AM

Originally posted by BlackJackal
So for 100 dollars I could get this pair.

They are *very* stylish...
I'd look for an early piccie of Bill Gates but....

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 09:01 AM
I'm glad this topic was brought up actually as I've been wanting to voice this major concern for a few years now.

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 09:09 AM
im 16 been on the computer wayyy to much for 4 years

my left eye is bad, my right is 20 but i had 16

i geuss i need to get one of them ghey filter screens

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 09:50 AM
youse guys are probably right,

keep buying next generation technology,
LCD & Plazmas, so to keep from 'Jones-ing'

my adaption has been to apply sunscreen
35 or higher, to my face as it gets reddened
from bombardment from philips monitor...

the eyes going, are part of the inherent price of
daily living, nutrition, etc

if i wasn't degrading my vision by computer monitor,
i'd be out surfing with salt-water abrasions to lens' &
IR UV from the sun blasting these pupils....
so, what's a smuck to do???
go gothic & vamp?? live at night, sleep all daylight in coffins??


posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 09:28 PM

riffraffalunas: go gothic & vamp?? live at night, sleep all daylight in coffins??

hahaha, thats my motto too. By the way wtf does your member name mean???

posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 05:43 AM
the problem with probably 90% of you guys is because when you're on the pc at night the only thing on in a dark room is the pc. The severe contrast is what hurts your eyes.

I've been usin comps for a long time now and I almost never just sit in the dark and watch the screen. I always have a background or at least some light on so the contrast between bright and dark is not so high. I suggest some of you who get the 'burning eye' problem try this.

posted on Feb, 24 2004 @ 09:24 AM
imtheism's idea is excellent. That's how I view my computer screen, always in the light.

Also, I don't know if carrots have anything to do with it, but long term usage has not affected my vision. But I do use a 'carrot oil' based face moisturizer.

posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 01:31 AM
I've been looking at the screens for almost 20 years & I don't yet have noticable problems with my eyes. They've been 20/10 all my life. Though I've been told most peoples eyes start deteriorating at about age 37. I think at this point I'm more worried more about other health effects from being near them.

posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 06:58 PM
Well, I went today and bit the big one and got the glasses. I know the eye exam was like 4 months ago but I had to save up to buy these expensive things. Just wanted to say that I never realized how bad my vision actually was from the moment I put them on things that I had once thought were in focus actually were not. I can see the computer screen alot easier now and reading is much better. The only problem so far is that when I look at the ground it seems alot closer than it should be. Guess it will take some time to adjust but I can definetly see now.

posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 10:55 PM
I have already worn glasses for about 9 years... and i have used computers full time for about 2 - 3 years and i THINK my eye sight may have gotten worse... lol... they were pretty bad already... SO any more degradation really wouldn't make much of a difference! LOL!!

posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 12:30 AM

Originally posted by imtheism
the problem with probably 90% of you guys is because when you're on the pc at night the only thing on in a dark room is the pc. The severe contrast is what hurts your eyes.

I can't stress enough how important it is to have proper lighting when looking at a CRT or even the TV. Also, if you use flourescent lighting, you should make sure the refresh rate on your monitor is as high as you can go. A 60Hz refresh rate on your monitor combined with the flicker rate of flourescent lights will cause much worse eye strain than if your monitor were set at a refresh rate of say 75Hz or more.

posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 03:58 AM
They say that there is no scientific proof that computer screens damage your eyes, but we all know it does.

Preventative measures are to take regular breaks from the computer so your not staring into it for long time periods, and to make sure you are looking down at the screen, not equal or looking up.

posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 04:35 AM
Having had a eye problems that resulted in me having both corneas replaced with healthy ones from donors i, would be very careful with your eye sight you just dont know how precious it is. I got mine back thank god and i understand that its one of the most fundamental things that affects your life, for gods sake be careful and if you having problems see you local doctor or optometrist as soon can you can.

Dont risk it!

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