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Almost Blinded because PC monitor

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Envyliciouz, May 4, 2012.

  1. Envyliciouz

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    Hi,

    Here I have a big problem which got serious in the past month. I have flux.to, workrave (for taking breaks) but heck I'm still having problems with my health an most important: EYES. I don't even see clear the subtitle on TV and that's freaking me out. I don't like to wear glasses, I was thinking about optical lenses or laser surgery for getting my eyes better. Has anyone done this? I would like to know from someone experienced before to go at a doctor which wants just to get my money.

    Thank you guys
     
  2. frazgta

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    My mom wears contacts. She doesn't seem to have any problems with them. I think u should go with contacts and save some money.
     
  3. cricket1

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    Exactly the same problems here. Whenever I work at the computer my eyes get tired really fast and I have to take breaks regularly.
     
  4. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    i'm on a PC atleast 12/7/365 and my vision has slowly started to get bad... but hey! earn money while your on PC and you can fix you eye sight whenever you want lmao.
     
  5. ajithrocksca

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    Guys practice the 20-20-20 rule without fail.. it is simple and very effective.. after every 20 minutes of viewing the monitor, stop watching the monitor and focus on an object that is 20 feet or further from you for 20 seconds. There is also a simple technique (an yogic practice) to maintain the health of your eye..
     
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  6. pavan

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    contact lens and surgery both are fine
    you can start with contact lens and later if you don't like wearing and removing it everyday then go for surgery
    its pains for a day or so
    and you won't be allowed to go under sun for about 10 days I guess
     
  7. catlet1

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    I would rather get laser survery than wear classes.
     
  8. balsagoth007

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    Wear glasses or do laser surgery but do something don't just sit down and do nothing. We do IM to make money and get a better life/health not the inverse.
     
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    If you're really strongly opposed to Glasses just get the laser surgery or contacts as a cheaper alternative. I used to have "perfect" vision but years in front of the computer has ruined my eyesight as well. For the time being I wear glasses. It's not as big of a deal as it might seem. Definitely do something though, do not wait! ... or you will do damage that might not be repairable.

    Start taking breaks regularly. I make sure to take at least a 5-15 minute break every 2 hours. Not only is it good for your eyes it helps you re-focus.
     
  10. Lee G

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    Get to the opticians and get your eyes checked.
    I had cataracts removed from both eyes after almost going blind this year.
    30% vision in my good eye before the surgery
    I now have perspex lenses in both eyes, after they removed the real ones with the cataracts attached to them.
    20 minute operation and the best thing I have ever had done
     
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    I've been wondering why I get tired so quick (even when I had plenty of sleep), now it all makes sense.
     
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    Same problem here, I'm getting glasses for the moment...
     
  13. bhspiderz

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    I got laser surgery and it was the best thing I could have done. Managed to get it at a very good price as well. Anyway I went from 20/200 and 20/185 to 20/10 in both eyes. Even with the surgery though working on a computer really stresses the eyes. You will still get up and have your vision blurry for a bit until your eyes relax.
     
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    Go for contact lenses, I've been wearing them for a few years and and they're the best thing you can get. I mainly use my contact lenses whenever I go out and while I'm inside the house I try to use glasses especially when I'm in front of the PC as wearing contacts for too long can be harmful. If you do decide to go for contact lenses don't go for the cheap ones, invest in your eyes and get the best ones you can. The more expensive ones allow more air into your eyes and this allows you to wear them for longer periods, they are easier to use, and generally have more advantages. You can get monthly ones or daily disposable which are slighlty more expensive but a lot less of a hassle as they are pretty much maintianance free.

    If you're considering laser eye surgery make sure you do your reasearch beforehand so that you know what the possible side effects could be. I personally wanted to get eye surgery myself but after reading some of the side effects I'd rather stick to contact lenses for now and wait for better technology then to ruin my eyes forever. Some of the side effects can include:

    - Glare
    - Seeing halos around images
    - Difficulty driving at night
    - Fluctuating vision
    - Dry eyes

    And these could be permanent. I'm not trying to discourage you but I just think that more people should be aware of the possible side effects. I've read a story, I think it was on the BBC where this lady was unlucky and she will now have to use eye drops for the rest of her life because her eyes are too dry due to laser eye surgery.

    Some reading:

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    But then there are also the sucessful operations like this one:



    Here are Q&A's from the video:

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    http://mylasikblog.com/my-lasik-eye-surgery/#more-1
    And here are a few questions and answers that I found interesting to know:

    So whatever you do, all the best to you, just make sure that you do your research so that you know what you're getting into.
     
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  15. BENNY8877

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    I had Lasik about 5 years ago and I'm going to have to go back again pretty soon. Contacts worked pretty good for me before my surgery, so if I was you I'd go that route.
     
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    What are you currently having to deal with?
     
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    Lasik is not recommend to be honest . Often Your eyes will get dry and almost every time you need to use eye drops and another major problem is night vision
     
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    When I had the operation my vision was amazing, but over the years I have noticed it getting worse. I am especially having trouble at night. I didn't have a cheap procedure either, it cost me $6,000.
     
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    Contact lenses are the best solution imho. A laser surgery restricts your eyeball movement. You cannot turn your eyes left or right after the surgery, you can only hold the eyes in one position and that is only look straight ahead.
     
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    dont site in front of the computer so damn long, their is no need to do it. You are not working 24/7 while you on the computer so those time you just bullshitting get up go outside, chit chat with someone and you would avoid these problems