Messed up eyes...

@patgalca (14557)
Orangeville, Ontario
October 29, 2007 12:05am CST
I wish that were the name of a computer game but it seems to be what is happening to me. This is really weird and I was wondering whether this was happening to anyone else. When I play games that involves colours - matching colours in groups, shooting at the same colours, etc., I have trouble distinguishing some colours. Last night I was playing a game and there were a bunch of turquoise diamonds. I kept moving them and they weren't right. Tonight I am playing the same game and some of those diamonds are turquoise and some are green. This has happened with other games. I think I am matching colours because they look identical but they are not. Another day I will play the game and I can see the definite difference in the colours. Am I playing too many computer games or what? Why does this happen? I could understand if it ALWAYS happened, but it's almost like part of my brain is switching on and off. Thoughts?
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@BarBaraPrz (20542)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Oct 07
If it just happens when you're on the computer, maybe it's your monitor that's at fault, not your eyes. Do your daughters or hubby have the same complaint? (I know it's new, but new can screw up, too... gee, I'm a poet!)
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@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Oct 07
I only play games that are on the computer. It happens some days and not others. That is what is so weird about it.
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
29 Oct 07
Are there lights on in the room and sometimes off? What color shirt are you wearing when playing? It could be you are playing too much and your eyes are tires. It could also be an eye problem. Better have them checked.
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Oct 07
It could have something to do with the lighting in the room, but the lighting is the same. Of course it is different at various times of day, but at night time it is consistent, and that is when I play. I'm wondering if something is wrong with my monitor.
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
29 Oct 07
Yes, the monitor, why didn't I think of that. Try adjusting the monitor color balance. Maybe the family is playing a trick on you. I would still suggest i you have not had eyes checked in the past 2 years please do. Our eyes are important and can change suddenly for no reason. Sometimes they can even get better and need a lesser strength lense. That happened to me. Also a friend just said to have your blood pressure checked. I hadn't thought of that one either till now.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Hmmm. Maybe it is the different type of lighting or is the lighting the same all the time. It could be that your eyes are more tired than at other times, making it difficult to distinquish the different colors.
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
31 Oct 07
No, my daughter has noticed the same thing. Lighting never changes. The monitor must have a problem... or is on its way to an early grave.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
It could be the refresh rate of your monitor. If it happens sometimes and not others, someone else in the house has changed the refresh rate. What you have to do is to find out what the refresh rate was when your eyes were not bothering you and change them. If you cannot do it yourself, have someone else to it for you and show you how. It also could be the lighting in the room, and you might need glasses or else you have been staring at the screen too long.
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Oct 07
I already wear glasses, so it's not that. I don't really think I've been staring at the computer too long. That is consistent as well. I will check with my 11 year but I don't think she knows how to change the refresh rate. Thanks for the suggestion.
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
29 Oct 07
Maybe it could be your computer monitor or the lighting in your room perhaps? My husband has trouble with colors too and often mistakens one for another and he thinks its because he's on the computer at work and then again all evening at home playing games online and doing whatever else.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Oct 07
At least you can see the colors, my roomie is totally color blind.