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How do I save my eyesight from going to shit? I'm in my early 20s and have been doing 3D art for about 3 years and I am noticeably more near-sighted than I was before I started. I always have the monitor on the very lowest setting and the blue light filter on 50% at all times even when playing games. Does using high res monitors help? Are those monitor glasses worth it?
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>>709467
for every hour you spend looking at a screen, you need to spend 2 hours looking at something far away. if that's not realistic, then kiss your eyesight goodbye.
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>>709469
Do you think that could help increase my far-sighted vision again, even a little bit? It's scary not being able to read certain signs from as far away as I used to,
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>>709467
>>709469
>>709471
i dont buy it
i just dont
im a fucking neet, have been on screens since i had a pc in my room when i was 11 and im 29 now

my eyes are fucking gold, i have never had sight problems and always surprised when friends cant read something far away
i think its much more genetics than screens and its just fear mongering
(im white)
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>>709471
it would definitely help, that damage isn't permanent.
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>>709472
I am pretty much on the same boat. Though i do not need glasses, i have noticed my sight deteriorating a little.
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>>709467
Get a bigger monitor and go outside more often. There's nothing else aside from expensive futuristic eye surgery that may or may not exist.
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>>709486
I think that surgery already exists. There are blind people having their sight improved to where they just need strong glasses to see the world around them.
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>>709467

Eyesight isn't the worst thing it's never being able to sleep properly again from excessive blue light exposure.
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>>709553
Imagine being so retarded you think being exposed to blue light makes you unable to sleep. You're probably a fat fuck who naps seven times a day and wonders why he has insomnia.
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>>709467
your eye is a muscle and you need to train it
so in the day, be in the sun or well lit rooms
in the night, darken the brightness on screen and dim the lights ( but not too dim tho!)

also go out in the sun from time to time, it helps
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>>709467
Been staring at monitors for 25 years now. Eyesight is still perfect (or at least I notice no strain looking near or far). Did I win the genetic NEET lottery?
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>>709553
>Laughs in midnight sun
>And sleeping well during the summers
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>>709467
1) it's genetic
2) if you're near sighted already (as in you wear glasses to see at a distance), take off your glasses while working on the computer
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>>709467
low brightness is probably actually increasing the strain on your eyes, since you have to focus harder to distinguish things. reducing brightness is just for helping you sleep
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30yo digital artist here. from my extensive research and unquestionable experience allow me to illustrate

You want

a) a light source behind your monitor, in order to minimize the screen/offscreen area contrast. Aka if you're in a pitch black room and you're blasting your monitor in full white at max brightness you will encourage degeneration over time.

b) easy visual access to a distant view for your eyes to focus on every now and then in order to keep the cornea flexible and your cornea-stretching muscles healthy

The perfect situation is a nice epic view right behind your monitor and a dim lightsource behind it for when you're working at night. It's definitely not ideal to work towards a wall, but if you have to atleast have a dim light behind your monitor.
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Vitamin D is the secret
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>>710855
I use Sananga, a shamanic medicine from the (real) amazon, made from the Tabernaemontana sananho shrub. These are eye drops that have a slight hallucinogenic effect and give you night-vision for a couple of hours. The overall permanent effect is that they bring greater texture, detail, and depth to one’s perception; enhancing colours and sharpening visual perception. It is said to protect from and treat farsightedness and nearsightedness and a number of other ocular diseases.
It also treats anxiety, depression and addictions and fuckload of other stuff like arthritis.
But it's not for pussies, one or two drops of this in your eyes feels like somebody stabbing you with an blade coated in wasabi and chili and the pain lasts for 5-15 minutes.
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>>709472
>>709467
DUDES

you have muscles that help move your eyes about. focusing in real distance / space is different then the space of a flat screen or in your room.

>>709469

so yeah - go outside - use your eyes

drawing what you see is great exercise for your eyes.
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>>710866
wtf?
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>>710930
Look it up, it's real.
I am serious, i use a wide range of obscure and widely known shamanic medicines like Ayahuasca in addition to western medicine and they have served me well. I haven't been seriously sick for the last 8 years when i started with it.
You have any questions?
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>>710957
lemme think
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>>709472
what the fuck does being white have to do with anything?
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>>709467
>I always have the monitor on the very lowest setting
Brightness doesn't affect your sight too much, most of it's effects are only visible fir a couple of minutes/hours of use. You will most likely notice it instantly if the brightness is set too high on a monitor, that's when it can certainly be bad for you.
>blue light filter on 50%
Still, this shouldn't affect your eyesight too much. Blue light can be fairly bad for you, but it doesn't affect near-sightedness too much.
The biggest problem is just staring at a screen that's very close to you for hours. The same thing can happen when you read a lot of books, or do a lot of paperwork; after a while, you will simply become near-sighted, and there's not too much you can do, other than what >>709486 said, being outside a lot will force your eye to change focuses between distant and close objects which will eventually improve your eyesight. Bigger monitors also help because you will most likely have to sit a bit farther from the actual screen.
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>>711025
Because Asians clearly have bad eye genes, they all wear glasses
I don't see many blacks with glasses, but it could be a price thing
Lots of Jews with glasses
Quite a lot of whites with glasses


I guess a simpler ranking would be

Asians > Jews > whites > Indians > Hispanics > blacks

For how many people I see with glasses by race
I thought it was worth including
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>>711087
>Bigger monitors help

I think there is something to this actually.
About 6 months ago i got a 4k big screen TV to use as my home computer screen to replace an average size one.
At first it was really jarring, causing me to sit back a bit more but also look around the screen.
I think this has actually helped me, I feel like my eyes actually work better, rather than them staring at the same spot for hours, my eyes track much farther across the screen more frequently.
More movement can only be a good thing, right?
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>>709467
Doubt the computer screen can harm your eyesight, I am 38 years old been using a computer all my life for at least 10h a day on average. My eyesight is still above 20-20.

What I believe has preserved my eyesight is that I've always been wearing shades outside whenever there's sunlight (UV filtered ones).
And that I always try to work in a dark room without any reflections in the monitor and I have the background behind the monitor lit.

Sunlight above all else is what seem to damage peoples eyesight over time.
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>>711091
>More movement can only be a good thing, right?
This, combined with the fact that you're also sitting further away from the screen, definitely slows down the degradation of your eyes.
>>711094
Sunlight has an impact on eyesight, but I would say that in your case it is almost entirely on genetics. I know two people who have also been looking at computers for around 20-30 years and they also have very minor sight problems, if any. I wanted to note that they rarely wore sunglasses outside, so I would most likely say it is simply genetics. Most people, however, are much different than that, so a year or two of constantly looking at screens will damage their sight.
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>>711098
Possibly it's genetics or maybe that having unusually acute vision to begin with means it's more difficult to put strain on the eyes.
But I still doubt any harm to peoples vision from looking at a computer monitor is at all related to the light the device emits.

The radiation from a monitor is of such a weak intensity compared to natural light sources that it seem implausible a creature evolved to
to stare at starlight, thunder and fire all day would sustain damage by the spectrum emitted by a weaksauce display device.

As others have stated here I too think eye relief is culprit and people not using the muscles in their eyes to shift focus.
It's because of this it's important to have something lit behind the computer, because soon as you look off monitor
there will always be something there for you to look at that sits on different depth plane.

The idea any healthy person should be wearing blue light blockers in front of the computer to save their vision just seem very snakeoil.
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>>710866
>not titrating Lysergamide solution into your eyes directly to improve productivity
get on my level
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>>711203
you can do that, but it doesn't help your eyesight
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>>709467
I'm doing 3D for 30 years and I would be blind by now if didn't had my Femto-LASIK treatment last year.
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>>709469
I stopped using computers/watching TV for about a year and my optometrist said my vision improved. This is probably a good rule of thumb.
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>>709467
>I'm doing good.



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