Is computer bad for your eyes?

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Triad Mage Banned Veteran
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I had RSI problems when I was younger, but I don't any more. I think my wrists have shifted somehow to adapt to the conditions I'm constantly putting them under.
That would make the most sense, anyway, as I'm a terrifying mutant who can spend 18+ hours a day on the computer and still have 20/20 vision and not suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.

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You're still young. Give it 10-20 years, see how your back's holding up after that.

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One Thousand Slimy Things
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Damn Alec, we do have something in common. ^_^
I bet all the geeks (Dum dum dum) hate us now.

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I've been using computers pretty much constantly for a good 10 years now, and I started out on monitors and keyboards designed MUCH less with ergonomic concerns in mind than my current ones :P

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desperance -- je me souviens
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I have wrist pain every once in a while that lasts about 3 days and then goes away... my mom thinks it's carpal tunnel syndrome... what do you people think? I spend about 3 hrs a day on the computer and I play the piano...

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Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
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You can also get shortered tendons on your fingers from computer.

(a self thought theory)
If you bow your fingers, which you do to type on your keyboard, your triceps of your fingers relax, and become longer. The tendons shorten as long as you bow your fingers because the relaxed triceps serves use therefor, that moment.
If you bow your fingers constantly, (or type on your computer constantly) your tendons stay shortened, so that it's harder to stiffen your fingers and "easier" to bow them.

To avoid this, or perhaps even cure this, I think you have to stiffen your fingers occasionally to avoid shortened tendons.

[ Thursday, June 05, 2003 06:21: Message edited by: Ghost ]

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I have wrist pain every once in a while that lasts about 3 days and then goes away... my mom thinks it's carpal tunnel syndrome... what do you people think? I spend about 3 hrs a day on the computer and I play the piano...
3 days? Geez, how can you bear to live with yourself if it lasts that long? And how long do you play the piano?
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Um, not very long actually... about 15-20 minutes a day. More recently because of NYSSMA.

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Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
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See a doctor over it. It won't hurt.

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