Myopia + Computers = Glaucoma

marcemarce Join Date: 2004-08-24 Member: 30869Members
<div class="IPBDescription">OH NOES! MY EYES!</div> <a href='' target='_blank'> Article about Myopia (short sightedness) and Glaucoma in heavy computer users</a>

*Hint: If you are short sighted, and post on these forums, that is you <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->*


  • eedioteediot Join Date: 2003-02-24 Member: 13903Members
    I'm not short sighted, I can easily see my mum from here. Mum, is that you...? Uh, nevermind. It was my bookshelf.
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Members
    I allready know my eyesight is screwed by sitting infront of my pc too much <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif' /><!--endemo-->
  • kabuumkabuum Join Date: 2004-07-25 Member: 30108Members
    <!--QuoteBegin-Sonic+Nov 17 2004, 06:21 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Sonic @ Nov 17 2004, 06:21 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> I allready know my eyesight is screwed by sitting infront of my pc too much <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif' /><!--endemo--> <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Same here.
    I already have glasses, but myeyevison gets worse.
  • ZekZek Join Date: 2002-11-10 Member: 7962Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    You guys need to read the article more closely... People who were already shortsighted and on top of that use computers a lot are more likely to get glaucoma.
  • NumbersNotFoundNumbersNotFound Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7556Members
    Eh, i'm very slightly near-sighted... I only need glasses to see text and such past 10-15 feet or so. Like a blackboard.

    Still.... damn it.
  • That_Annoying_KidThat_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Members, Constellation
    edited November 2004
    I'm short sighted, and I wear glasses, but I usually take them off when I do any extended computer viewing

    besides, I would be down to get some Glaucoma >:D [I live in California, I will say no more, your smart figure it out]

    Someone who is registerd on that site post the article if they have the time / inclination
  • ZelZel Join Date: 2003-01-27 Member: 12861Members
    lets see... 12 hours a day within 16 inches of a 17 inch CRT. ive been nearsighted since i was in second grade, and its gotten worse all the time, such that my current prescription is somewhere over 20/1200, (i can read a book with my glasses off within five inches of my eyes, i have to turn my head to read across the page)

    and it said smoking/high blood pressure add to the risk, i smoke but have rediculously low blood pressure (almost as if i had a leak, but i attribute it to not believing in stress).

    so hey, i'm about due for some glaucoma medecine too! woot.
  • Firestorm2Firestorm2 Join Date: 2004-08-09 Member: 30473Members
    looks like if you have effective vision correction the myopia is partly compensated for

    of course you must still relax your eyes, have appropriate lighting, etc
  • AlkillerAlkiller Join Date: 2004-05-23 Member: 28847Members
    Yeah it's a shame that a computer screws up your eyes, and that it's pretty much the backbone of our economy now. I especially love my mom's monitor, which at the bottom right boasts "LOW RADIATION!"

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