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Offline Eric

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eyes and computers
« on: April 14, 2007, 03:58:39 PM »
any oyall have vision issues close/far after long computer use

any tips appreciated :)

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Re: eyes and computers
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 08:17:29 PM »
My eyes are just really bad overall, I don't think computers make a difference!  I think that if I'm not wearing my glasses or contacts that I am legally blind.  For anyone who has a frame of reference, my right eye is -6.00 diopters and my left is -6.50 in contact lenses.  It's higher for glasses.

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Re: eyes and computers
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 02:34:26 AM »
oyall?........You Hillbilly, you.  :)

Simplest answer is to avoid long periods in front of the screen.

Next is to make sure you've got your screen in the right position, preferably you should be able to just reach the screen with the tip of your fingers while sitting in your chair and the centre of your screen should be at eye level, to avoid neck strain.

I'm marginally shortsighted, (an ant bit my left eyeball in 86 and killed some nerves and weakened the muscles, it has a tendency to wander) I need glasses to focus both eyes onto what I'm looking at or some really heavy squinting.

Long periods, (8 hours or more) tend to send me square eyed as well.
I've shifted my computer to inside the house, so I get up frequently to have a cigarette outside, this seems to relive the square eye syndrome quite effectively.

Frequent breaks appears to be the secret Eric.