Do you frequently shift channel while watching TV?

China
August 1, 2009 9:42pm CST
Frequent shifting of channels is liably to hurt eyes more. It is said during shift the screen will give drastic changes of brightness. So better close eyes at the moment, blink eyes after shifting to stimulate tear shedding, and muscle moving, in the attempt to reduce fatigue.
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@thea09 (18319)
• Greece
2 Aug 09
Good morning zhuhuifen. actually I don't have the practice to change channels at all if watching television which I hardly bother with at all during the summer months. I hate to have it on in the background though and never channel hop, if there is something specific I choose to watch then I will turn it on for that programme only.
• China
2 Aug 09
Yes, there are so many activities we can find fun from. Thanks for responding.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I will occasionally surf through channels when I'm trying to find something to watch. However, when I'm doing that, it's usually through the TV guide of our satellite. It's a little difficult to surf through the channels manuarl since they're mixed in with the HD channels. It seems like the channels get stuck when we're going through the HD stuff.0
• China
2 Aug 09
Thanks for your responding.
@cream97 (29176)
• United States
14 Mar 11
Hi. zhuhuifen46. No, not all of the time will I do this. I only shift through the channels when I can't find what I want to look at on the TV. If I shift through the channels it is only one time in a day. I don't shift through the channels all of the time. I only do it when my kids or I are looking for something interesting to watch on television.
• India
10 Aug 09
Hi, i am having habit of changing channels with remote.....Usually i start seeing a movie after sometime if i get bore my hands go automatically and i change my channels.... i think most of them have habbit of changing channels while watching TV..
@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I'm not much of a channel shifter but my b/f is. There is noway he could sit and watch one channel the whole time..lol..I'll have to tell him about this info..
• Philippines
10 Aug 09
Guilty! I have noticed that I have a short attention span and I get easily bored with what I am watching, unless it's Survivor or am watching basketball. But any other shows, I normally notice myself having the tendency to switch channels quite often, especially during commercial breaks.
@airakumar (1556)
• India
4 Aug 09
I change frequently when I want to watch something interesting but I can't find any. I change to see on which channel some interesting shows are going on. Yes, I agree frequently shifting hurts eyes but I never do it often, But each time I open the TV first I check all the channel. If I get some interesting things going on in some channel, I don't change.
3 Aug 09
Oh dear, I must really be harming my eyes. I spend a long time at my computer screen and I'm always flicking through channels on TV without blinking! Thanks for informing me, I'll be more cautious in the future.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
3 Aug 09
Sometimes I do shift channel while watching TV. Usually when there is a commercial on I do not like I will shift to see what is on another channel. I have never heard that it was bad for the eyes. I have heard that if you sit to close to a TV it is not good for your eyes.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
2 Aug 09
I don't, but my Husband do and most of the time it's freaking me out because a lot of the times I missed something, lol. Thanks, for letting us know that doing this can harm our eyes.
@abenitez (501)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I did not know this and I shift channels all the time while I watch tv.