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May 10, 2011 10:54 AM Subscribe
Am I destroying my vision by surfing the web on my TV?
posted by Sloop John B to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
I have a 55" TV that I sit about maybe 12 feet away from. It's hooked to an HTPC, so I've done a lot of web surfing on it over the past year. I have the font size cranked up on my OS and browser, so that's not much of an issue. Anyway, over the last few months, I've noticed my vision deteriorating a bit -- words on signs that are further away (25 or more, say) are harder to read now. I do work with computers and spend a lot of the day staring at a screen, but this was never a problem before -- in fact, I've always had really good vision.
So what's the deal? Am I screwing up my vision by surfing the web on my TV? Is this reversible? Or am I just getting old?