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(CNN)   Are computer screens damaging your eyes? I SAID ARE COMPUTER SCREENS DAMAGING YOUR EYES?   (cnn.com) divider line 85
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2013-11-12 10:10:47 AM
Well, I was told that the things I do in front of the computer can cause me to go blind.
 
2013-11-12 10:19:59 AM
After spending a decent percentage of the past decade staring at computer screens, I recently had my eyes checked for the first time in years. My vision, at 29, is now worse than when I was a kid. However, it's still 20/20 in both eyes. Compared to how it used to be it seems very blurry, but I was told this is normal.

Normal sucks.
 
2013-11-12 10:25:56 AM
My eyesight has not significantly deteriorated in a decade spent in front of computer monitors.

Is this even a story? Did some journalist from CNN 'investigate' this story by talking to their eye doctor and one of their ergonomics people? Has this kind of stuff not been news for years?
 
2013-11-12 10:28:17 AM
I don't know if it's the computers, age, or this damned diabetes

/probably a mix of the last two
 
2013-11-12 10:35:10 AM
I've easily spent 10 years in front of a computer... not over all but total of time in my lifetime. My eyes are likely where they are because of all my screen time as a kid and beyond. I doubt that though because most of my family wear glasses and we all have the same type of eye problems.

That being said, I spend $200 every 2 years on new specs so it's not a huge deal in my books. Science biatches. Science.
 
2013-11-12 10:38:07 AM
Not necessarily, but this probably can't help:

richrock.com
 
2013-11-12 11:10:06 AM
It seems that they've come to their conclusions using people who look at screens all day long.

I'm a better sample. I can only stare at a screen all day twice a week. My eyesight is not any different on a day of no computer as it is after a day of nothing but computer.
 
2013-11-12 11:29:28 AM
But this is HDTV, it's got better resolution than the real world.
 
2013-11-12 11:40:28 AM
i72.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-12 11:40:33 AM
As someone who just dropped from 20/15 to 20/20 for the first time in his life I'm getting what feels and sounds like a kick out of this story while I file my braille lawsuit against the makers of Candy Crush Saga.
 
2013-11-12 11:41:27 AM

Mugato: Well, I was told that the things I do in front of the computer can cause me to go blind.


Only temporarily from the occasional stray shot
 
2013-11-12 11:42:22 AM
Mine has. But it could also be the Sjogren's. Tough call for me.
 
2013-11-12 11:42:30 AM
Nope.  Recently went to the eye doctor for the first time in 10 years; my prescription had not changed at all.
 
2013-11-12 11:43:01 AM
Nope. Next question?
 
2013-11-12 11:43:28 AM
CRT monitors definetly took their toll.  LCD/LED probably isn't so great either.
 
2013-11-12 11:45:13 AM
Yeah, maybe if you're a biatch.
 
2013-11-12 11:45:34 AM
How can something that lets me see the beauty and majesty of my ocular floaty things be bad?

/one is shaped like a blimp
 
2013-11-12 11:45:34 AM

new_york_monty: Normal sucks.

 
2013-11-12 11:45:47 AM
Without a doubt. Started wearing glasses 2 years after starting my first full time engineering job (ie. using computers most of the time). Before that, great vision.
 
2013-11-12 11:45:57 AM
"Then I suppose in your little sketch Stevie crashed in a tree, right? "Ha-ha, very funny, motherfarker ! Your mother got a wooden leg with a kick stand!"


 theshef.com
 
2013-11-12 11:46:17 AM
The article is about eyestrain, but I think there's a real issue with nearsightedness.  When you stay indoors all the time, you never focus on anything more than 15 feet away.  The muscles in your eyes will lose the ability to do that due to the disuse.

Go hiking and look at far away things.
 
2013-11-12 11:46:33 AM

markie_farkie: Not necessarily, but this probably can't help:

[richrock.com image 850x637]


Dear image,

I know you aren't actually moving, SO STOP MOVING.

Thanks so much,
Me
 
2013-11-12 11:48:31 AM
My eyesight hasn't changed for a few years now and my computer use hasn't decreased (-6.00 in both eyes - yes, I was blind to begin with). I will say that my eyes feel a lot better now that I use daily disposable contacts though. It's made a huge difference.
 
2013-11-12 11:49:22 AM
Spent the last 20 years staring into the abyss, eyes are much worse. Wearing trifocals now which is tough to do with close up computer
type work. I have heard moderate to heavy alcohol consumption will help. Can anyone verify this?
 
2013-11-12 11:49:50 AM

gopher321: But this is HDTV, it's got better resolution than the real world.


Only true if you use Monster Cables.
 
2013-11-12 11:52:40 AM
Only when I click on the politics tab
 
2013-11-12 11:53:38 AM
I first got glasses when I was 24 due to complications from undiagnosed type 1 diabetes (not the fatass kind, so shut up). my eyes have remained consistent since then despite staring at computer screens ~10-12 hours per day. I do not miss the days of CRTs though. a CRT in a room with fluorescent lights is how I imagine hell.
 
2013-11-12 11:53:46 AM

LarryDan43: gopher321: But this is HDTV, it's got better resolution than the real world.

Only true if you use Monster Cables.


THX certified ones only.
 
2013-11-12 11:54:17 AM

jxb465: markie_farkie: Not necessarily, but this probably can't help:

[richrock.com image 850x637]

Dear image,

I know you aren't actually moving, SO STOP MOVING.

Thanks so much,
Me


Someone should make a .gif of that image and make the wheels actually spin. Because I dunno.
 
2013-11-12 11:54:27 AM

LarryDan43: gopher321: But this is HDTV, it's got better resolution than the real world.

Only true if you use Monster Cables.


The biggest technology con in history is "audiophile cables".  Ask them why their 1/4" and TRS plug ends are just a little bit thicker than normal spec and, thusly, loosen up your jack until other cables fall out.  Be nice, or they'll sue you, though.  Monster blows.
 
2013-11-12 11:55:23 AM

jxb465: markie_farkie: Not necessarily, but this probably can't help:

[richrock.com image 850x637]

Dear image,

I know you aren't actually moving, SO STOP MOVING.

Thanks so much,
Me



They're supposed to appear to move? Thank Christ, I thought I was detoxing already.
 
2013-11-12 11:56:00 AM
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2013-11-12 11:56:07 AM

jaylectricity: It seems that they've come to their conclusions using people who look at screens all day long.

I'm a better sample. I can only stare at a screen all day twice a week. My eyesight is not any different on a day of no computer as it is after a day of nothing but computer.


No doubt. Maybe people with poor vision prefer looking at computer screens.
 
2013-11-12 11:56:14 AM
what's with the blank headline subby?

what is this thread about?
 
2013-11-12 11:57:26 AM
I was lied to. Old news ISN'T exciting.
 
2013-11-12 11:57:50 AM
noitsnot:

The article is about eyestrain, but I think there's a real issue with nearsightedness. When you stay indoors all the time, you never focus on anything more than 15 feet away. The muscles in your eyes will lose the ability to do that due to the disuse.

Go hiking and look at far away things.


Very much this... One of the few good things about going out for a smoke every hour or two is it allows my eyes to reset and get some long-focus stretching.

Still didn't prevent a humbling moment I had a month ago... I was upgrading a cable modem and cussing a blue streak because I couldn't read the tiny print MAC address on the bottom of the modem... My client handed me her reading glasses... "Try these!"

"Dammit!" Sure enough, I've needed reading glasses for years but never realized it.
 
2013-11-12 11:58:24 AM

probesport: LarryDan43: gopher321: But this is HDTV, it's got better resolution than the real world.

Only true if you use Monster Cables.

THX certified ones only.


The engineering minutiae counts, but none of it is 179.99 / meter counts.  Don't forget to festoon your listening environment with Shun Mook m'pingos
 
2013-11-12 11:59:46 AM
This isn't moving either. Yes, you are. But get your eyes checked anyway.

www.reactionimage.org
 
2013-11-12 11:59:55 AM
I am convinced that my eyes are becoming accustomed to well lit text. I struggle to read small print unless it is well lit like my screen. Even newspapers can be difficult if the lighting is poor.
 
2013-11-12 12:02:46 PM
Years ago, as friends and I hit our 40s, I started to hear the whining about how now they all needed reading glasses all of a sudden.

My reply: "Yeah, I understand, been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old. Only put 'em on if I want to be able to see, though. Reading glasses? I wish!"
 
2013-11-12 12:04:40 PM

bunner: LarryDan43: gopher321: But this is HDTV, it's got better resolution than the real world.

Only true if you use Monster Cables.

The biggest technology con in history is "audiophile cables".  Ask them why their 1/4" and TRS plug ends are just a little bit thicker than normal spec and, thusly, loosen up your jack until other cables fall out.  Be nice, or they'll sue you, though.  Monster blows.


I did something similar to your mom. Sorry about that fellas.
 
2013-11-12 12:05:38 PM
Here we go, the story as presented in 1950.

It's a repeat that's been going on since TV entered the household. Although the danger from the early stuff was the x-rays.
 
2013-11-12 12:07:17 PM

Russ1642: I did something similar to your mom. Sorry about that fellas.


Haw!  I didz0rs UR m0m zor!  HAW!  *sigh*
 
2013-11-12 12:07:24 PM

wildcardjack: Here we go, the story as presented in 1950.

It's a repeat that's been going on since TV entered the household. Although the danger from the early stuff was the x-rays.


Then the worry was ozone generated near the screen.
 
2013-11-12 12:09:52 PM

bdub77: My eyesight has not significantly deteriorated in a decade spent in front of computer monitors.

Is this even a story? Did some journalist from CNN 'investigate' this story by talking to their eye doctor and one of their ergonomics people? Has this kind of stuff not been news for years?


As an eye doctor, I'll say the answer is no, but you should blink more at the computer.
 
2013-11-12 12:10:11 PM

Anayalator: "Then I suppose in your little sketch Stevie crashed in a tree, right? "Ha-ha, very funny, motherfarker ! Your mother got a wooden leg with a kick stand!"


 [theshef.com image 586x556]


Yeah. YEAH. Do the "Aunt Bunny's falling down the steps again" part
 
2013-11-12 12:10:23 PM

jxb465: markie_farkie: Not necessarily, but this probably can't help:

[richrock.com image 850x637]

Dear image,

I know you aren't actually moving, SO STOP MOVING.

Thanks so much,
Me



www.rave.ca
 
2013-11-12 12:14:22 PM
LCD monitors are not as bad as CRT monitors when you are hungover at work. They still suck and cause pain, just not as vomiting.
 
2013-11-12 12:17:53 PM
Check it out folks, your eye muscles are 300 times stronger than they need to be to do the job. But back in the 1800's Donder published a table of accommodative amplitude that decreases from birth based on the predictable decrease in flexibility of the crystalline lens. At 40, most people have 5 diopters left. It takes 2.5 To focus at 40cm normal" reading distance. This is nonnegotiable by any "exercises." decrease until
 
2013-11-12 12:19:09 PM

Nick Nostril: Without a doubt. Started wearing glasses 2 years after starting my first full time engineering job (ie. using computers most of the time). Before that, great vision.


It couldn't just be that you're getting old?
 
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