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JaWiB
08-15-2003, 08:07 PM
I just had a doctors appointment and found out I probably need to get glasses/contacts or at least go to an optometrist, so I started wondering if nearsightedness relates strongly to computer use. I sorta feel like reading a lot contributes to it, but maybe its just me.

XSquared
08-15-2003, 08:09 PM
I wear glasses and contacts. Not both at the same time though :p.

RoD
08-15-2003, 09:06 PM
glasses when i drive and program.

drdroid
08-15-2003, 10:16 PM
Neither... but all my friends do(not you people) do. I wish i did have to wear glasses. I wear sunglasses does that count?

vasanth
08-15-2003, 10:20 PM
nope but everyone in my family including my yonger sister does.. But i would love to wear plain glasses which give you a kind of pro look:D:D:D:D:D

drdroid
08-15-2003, 10:23 PM
Neither... but all my friends do(not you people) do. I wish i did have to wear glasses. I wear sunglasses does that count?




nope but everyone in my family including my yonger sister does.. But i would love to wear plane glasses which give you a kind of pro look


Nerd(concidered a compliment in my family) complex? I think so...

alpha
08-15-2003, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by XSquared
I wear glasses and contacts. Not both at the same time though :p.

adrianxw
08-16-2003, 03:05 AM
I started wearing glasses at about 18 years old. Discovered that I could read road signs before reaching them!

Recently changed to some new ones, great for driving, but I now find it easier to read or use the computer without. If I have them on, I need to be about 2m from the book or screen to be able to read it!

Still, the incedible headaches I used to have as a child have gone.

Terrance
08-16-2003, 06:11 AM
Originally posted by JaWiB
I just had a doctors appointment and found out I probably need to get glasses/contacts or at least go to an optometrist, so I started wondering if nearsightedness relates strongly to computer use. I sorta feel like reading a lot contributes to it, but maybe its just me.

I wear glasses when I'm reading or on the computer.

I've only been wearing them for a few months now.

I think that spending so much time in front of my computer has caused my vision to go bad. Before getting glasses, if I spent more than a few hours in front of a computer, my eyes would start to cramp up, and my vision would start to go blurry.

But that's my experience. Glasses are great :)

Terrance
08-16-2003, 06:13 AM
Odd, I just voted on the poll, after 18 votes, 68.5% say they wear glasses and 10.5% wear contacts: 79% total...

Must be computers! :(

Brian
08-16-2003, 07:50 AM
Had an eye test two weeks ago, the guy said I had perfect vision. I would lose/break/reverse engineer any glasses in my vicinity within a day anyway.

ammar
08-16-2003, 08:12 AM
I wear glasses... while reading or using the computer.

Silvercord
08-16-2003, 09:18 AM
i wear glasses whenever i feel like seeing


my eyes really suck


i guess the whole no sex causing bad eyes thing is true

drdroid
08-16-2003, 09:35 AM
i guess the whole no sex causing bad eyes thing is true


actually... that has something to do with it but its actually excessive masturbation. :p I have eyes like a hawk.

edit: by that I mean masturbation causes blindness not prevents it...

EvBladeRunnervE
08-16-2003, 10:22 AM
I wear glasses, and I can say, computers do not cause your eyes to go bad. In fact, nearsightedness is your lens is too powerful, causing the focus point to be too far ahead of the retina. Glasses technically make your eyes weaker if you are nearsighted. This is why when someone with good eyes, or better eyes than someone elses prescription level wears their glasses, things get blurry, because it is making your farsighted.

On Farsightedness, thats when your eyes are weaker, and the focus point of your lens is actually behind your retina, so the glasses your get for farsightedness increase the focus of the light before reaching your lens.

I actually only found this stuff out a few weeks ago when i was getting an eye checkup, and asked the optomitrist about what the lenses in glasses do.

Silvercord
08-16-2003, 12:32 PM
I have eyes like a hawk.


I swear I read in a medical journal that good eyes are caused by eating too many carrots, but that having eyes like a hawk is caused by excessive sex with younger sisters

EDIT:
and it didnt' mean your friend's younger sisters either

*ClownPimp*
08-16-2003, 03:04 PM
My sight was fine until about a couple of years ago when my sight started degenerating fast. Now its impossible for me to read from the chalk board in school, even in the front row. Still havent gotten around to getting glasses though (I take hardly any notes anyways). I guess the myth that carrots help your eyesight is false since I drink alot of carrot juice and still have horrible eyes.

RobR
08-16-2003, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by drdroid

edit: by that I mean masturbation causes blindness not prevents it...

Try swimming goggles, or looking away at the last moment......

Clyde
08-16-2003, 04:53 PM
I wear glasses, and I can say, computers do not cause your eyes to go bad. In fact, nearsightedness is your lens is too powerful, causing the focus point to be too far ahead of the retina.


Well computers probably do make your eyes do "bad", the reason short sited-ness is so prevalent among the West is because we all spend most of our time looking at things relatively close to us.

When studies were done on tribal societies who lived akin to the hunter-gatheres of 10,000 years ago they found virtually no myopia.

drdroid
08-16-2003, 07:45 PM
I have eyes like a hawk.


then I mustn't have eyes like a hawk... i dun have younger sisters... nice try though.



Try swimming goggles, or looking away at the last moment......



:eek: i dun know how to respond to that

JaWiB
08-16-2003, 08:02 PM
computers do not cause your eyes to go bad.


No, but according to these results, focusing on close images appears to...I can only conclude that since most people I meet don't wear glasses and only a few of the people on cboard wear contacts, spending a lot of time on the computer increases the risk of vision problems :P