Should I be wearing glasses couch surfing?
February 27, 2012 1:49 PM Subscribe
Myopia: Is focusing on web browser text on a LCD screen about 8 feet away from me making things better or worse?
posted by Diag to health & fitness (3 answers total)
I'm 40, male. About a year ago I got an eye test. They said I have pretty good vision for my age, but some mild myopia / short-sightedness. They suggested that I could probably get some glasses for driving at night, or when I want to focus on things a long way away, such as at sporting events in big stadiums.
They also said that I shouldn't yet wear glasses constantly, as it would make my eyes "lazy" and make things worse.
I haven't (yet) got any glasses.
I've recently moved into a new place, and am now running my computer through my 32" LCD screen which is about 8 feet away from the couch. I blow up the font size in the web browser to a comfortably readable size.
But I'm wondering, given the fact that they warned me against using glasses too much, should I be wearing glasses when I'm using the computer this way? Is it causing me harm, or is it "exercising" my eyes and slowing the onset of more severe myopia?