I thought that a negative correction for your eyes would get better as one gets old. From what I've seen here is that it only gets worse.. As long I can have contacs instead of jar-glasses it's ok with me
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I've been wearing glasses for nearly 9 years now, but I've been using computers on and off since late 1980, so I'm not convinced that there's any correlation.
I'm perfectly capable of reading without glasses, without any apparent eye-strain since I can do it for 2 hours at a time in the bath, but I can't use a computer without glasses for any length of time.
I have been working full time with computers for the last 25 years without any types of problems with my eyes. I have been lucky so far in that the only problem that people told me I should get my eyes checked for, turned out to be an allergy to dust. The eye doctor said that I had 20/20 vision.
It was once beleived by many that TV would ruin your eyes. I still have those 20 hour days in front of the monitor. The one improvement that I have had lately is that I have switched to using an LCD Monitor.
I beleive that vision that are effected by the strain of too much monitor use, is an indication of an existing prediliction of deteriorating vision, usually brought on by age, that is exacerbated by the strain. So if your parents ended up having to wear glasses as they got older, you may be at risk that too much eye strain from monitor use may lead to an earlier need for glasses.
This is an observation just an observation without any scientific backing that I know of. So good luck to all.
I can see about 6 inches infront of my face, and i'm only 16 - and it wasn't caused by computers. I've had bad eyes since i was born, the only good thing is when my parents complain about me programming too much and that it will damage my eyes i can say 'but they were already like that' .
Have you been an idiot all your life, or have you recently had a lobotomy?
Just an off night, I assume...
This is as relevant a question as any relating to carpal tunnel syndrome. Staring all day at a CRT has definite negative effects on vision, and it's an issue that we all have to deal with. How we deal with it is valid to ask, as our options are often limited, and it's good to know what has worked for others.
Dude, I've seen you post better... get off the high horse and back on your usual track! You're smarter than this...
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Staring all day at a CRT has definite negative effects on vision, and it's an issue that we all have to deal with.
Not those of us who work on LCDs all day.
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I had missed your original response before it got nuked, but after reviewing some of your past posts, you are one angry dude. Why be so negative? How about refraining from spilling your negativity on those of us trying to get a little enjoyment from a survey that definitely affects most of us. Much appreciated.
At least you can use my glasses as that if they aremade with "normal" glass.
A good choice of frames and some additional money for betterglass can work wonders, though.
I wouldn't go contacs because I just can't stand anything near my eyes, and watching other people fumbling them in, fumbling them out, or searching them is already painful to watch (heck, I have problems finding my glasses without my glasses, how am I supposed to find contact lenses?)
Laser surgery - I was thinking about that, but the last time I checked for new glasses, the guy in fromt of me told his horror story (He started of worse than me, but 3 surgeries by then, another one "strongly recommended", and "you will need (weak) glasses for the rest of your life anyway"). No thanks.
Further, I think I look (more) awkward without glasses, and I have a tendency to bloodshot eyes which I continually convince myself is partially covered by the glasses.
We say "get a life" to each other, disappointed or jokingly. What we forget, though, is that this is possibly the most destructive advice you can give to a geek.
A good choice of frames and some additional money for better glass can work wonders
Indeed. My lenses aren't even glass (most aren't anymore), they're some high-tech plastic. The frames are just enough material to hold the lenses in place. The end result is a pair of glasses that weigh a tenth of what they did 20 years ago.
I wouldn't go contacts
I've tried wearing contact lenses twice and given up each time after a few months. It turns out there are two types of astigmatism, one due to the shape of the eye, and the other due to the shape of the lens in the eye. Unfortunately I have both types, and contact lenses only can correct for the one type. I end up with poor focus, even with perfect correction in the contact lens (which usually isn't the case anyway). Poor focus causes eye fatigue, headaches, etc.
Laser surgery - I was thinking about that, but the last time I checked for new glasses, the guy in front of me told his horror story
Success with laser correction seems to depend upon getting an honest practitioner who has done a lot of procedures. The good ones will do a comprehensive evaluation beforehand, and will give you an idea of what to expect. Some people simply aren't good candidates. I would bet the guy in front of you went to one of the el-cheapo drive-thru vision correction places, and things went downhill from there. My optometrist told me that a poor initial procedure can often not be corrected through later procedures.
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