Going blind - HELP!

@catmint (628)
Singapore
July 14, 2009 10:55pm CST
Working on a tiny 15 inch screen lap top for 8 hours, 5 days a week....I think I am going blind soon. Already, my colleague has gone from perfect sight to squinting at the screen going "where is that darn icon?" It doesn't help that the screen is reflective, does it? My eyes are extremely tired after just 2 hours of staring. There are days I have to turn the brightness up to the tip and there are days like today where I have to lower the brightness to the bare minimum. All you laptop users out there, do you have good save eyesight solutions or experiences to spare?
5 responses
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
15 Sep 09
Hey, You might not go blind from the computer, but you might definitely have reduced eyesight. Just remember to turn down the brightness of the screen or you will end up hurting your eyes, and remember to take breaks. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
23 Jul 09
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You poor dear. I have to agree with what McMuffin said in the comment above mine. But apart from that do you take breaks and do eye exercises? Well let me tell you, I have been using comps and notebooks for the past 5 years at work. Prior to which I used them at home during college.In college I used to get major headaches working on assignments, on the comp.Then I realized some basic eye exercises and taking breaks really do help. Ensure that you don't keep staring at the screen..Take breaks after every 45mins/ 1 hour. Do eye exercises, like rotating the eyeballs, looking left right up down.. things like that. Wash your eyes with cold water if they pain/ hurt too much. Another thing that might help is, rub your palms together so that they become fairly warm.Then gently place your warm palms on your eyes.This really helps. Do it about 15 times,when your eyes feel sore. I hope this helps some!
• United States
15 Jul 09
lolz just get a bigger laptop or you can decrease the screen resolution.
@roseyroser (1061)
• United States
15 Jul 09
It is very important to take breaks. It's not good for your eyes to stare at any size screen for a couple hours at one time. If you can, increase your resolution and font size so you can see things easier :)
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
Going blind? never say that...Know the best solution to avoid it...hehe, got struck of your title...