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Old 11-13-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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After staring at a monitor for hours on end, have your eyes ever felt dry, itchy or irritated? Has your vision become blurry, or have you even seen double? Has your head begun to pound because of all the squinting and straining?

Annoying eye problems like these call for eyedrops -- or maybe for dropping your computer off a cliff. But are Macs and PCs really to blame for our eyestrain?

Are computer screens damaging your eyes? - CNN.com
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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Computer monitors are notorious for causing eye strain. One of the reasons is that we don't blink enough and the eyes gets drier, so remind yourself to blink more often. Drops are helpful. Some have had luck with screen filters that reduce glare.

It's important to take breaks and to look into the distance (a few hundred yards away) a few times hourly. The reasoning is that there's about 18 inches between our eyes and the screen, so the eyes need to see distances. It's like exercise for your eyes.

Having blurry vision and seeing double don't sound good. I haven't experience that, so I can't comment. Please take care of your eyes. They can't be replaced.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:44 AM
 
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I remember the first night I got the internet and pulled an all nighter. The next morning my eyes were BLOODSHOT. Of course, we're to believe that nothing that brings in 100 billion dollars a month for the economy is bad for us.

Yeah, ok.
And how long did it take 'em to admit cigarettes caused cancer? 50 years? As thousands died? Hm.

Also, cell/smartphone screens are much worse!

And, a source if electromagnetic radiation.

All this in addition to the fragmenting of out ability to focus and think deep thoughts. ( 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr. Specifically Chapter 7!)

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Old 12-08-2013, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I have dry eye syndrome anyway and it gets worse when I spend too much time on the computer or phone (which is often!). I use eye wash every morning and dry eye drops often during the day. I really need to remember to remind myself to blink more often.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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... are Macs and PCs really to blame for our eyestrain?
No. The user's failure to take frequent breaks, and to use other measures, are to blame. The article you posted said "Computer use can definitely strain your eyes -- but there are ways to combat the damage."

Roads and cars are not causing eye strain, but I am sure my eyes (and other parts of my anatomy) would hurt if I drove for 8 hours without a break.
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