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By _namikazE, history, 8 months ago, In English

Hello,

I am 20 years old and I have myopia (nearsighted, cant see far away things clearly) of -2D in both eyes. I was wondering whether myopia is really related to doing so much closeup work or just because of genetic reasons. My brother and I used to play a lot of computer games till late night when we were in our teens yet he can see everything clear without glasses and I developed myopia in my late teens which is still increasing ( +0.25 every 7-8 months). Nobody else in our family has myopia except my cousin sister who is 23 years old and has -6D in both eyes. I am posting this here because obviously competitive programmers spend a lot of time in front of a screen or reading books. So share your myopia story and what do you think causes the axial elongation of eyeballs? too much closeup work or genetics?

 
 
 
 
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Obviously, too much close work. Always maintain proper distance while reading books or looking at your computer screen. Taking too much worry often causes the nerves to get stretched and stress is laid on eyes.I am also suffering from the same problem.I developed it because I used to go very near to books while reading. Much of the things also depends on your health and nutrition.So, eat green vegetables.

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Not a myopia story but, one fine day while I was coding, I realized the screen was a bit blurry at the edges of each pixel. I went out to search for how to fix subpixel anti-aliasing and all, and after spending an hour or so I realized I forgot to wear my specs. That's the height of insanity I can achieve sometimes.

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Random.

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Both maybe!!

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I was also facing similar problem from some time, I suppose that just looking at screen does not do much damage, the problem arises when you completely lose the consciousness about your surroundings (for a long time, on daily basis. Happens generally when you play a lot of games). Also if you some kind of blackness after waking up from your bed, than it maybe be a bad news for you as their are chances that your eye sight is going to become more weak. The best you can do is to not take any tension and avoid pc/mobile screen for useless purposes/time pass for 2-3 weeks. Spend your time in open areas like parks, hope it helps.

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Found difficult to read the blackboard at the age of 7. Was examined to have myopia of -1.5D in both eyes. As of today, I have myopia of -9.75D in my left eye and -9.5D in my right. Didn't actually play a lot of games except Project IGI and GTA SA. However, my parents both have myopia, so I guess genes worked for me( or rather against me :p).

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I don't know about biology but i will tell you what happened with me. I have been playing computer games since i was 12 years and old and now i am 20 years old, I also spend lot of time reading articles/blogs but i never even got any spectacles and no issues with sight (but i have eye allergy).I keep NIGHT LIGHT always turn ON both in my mobile and laptop (this is not the reason).I just shared my story.

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First some context — I didn't have a laptop until I joined uni, and I got my glasses in 5th grade. During 5th grade my power in both eyes was (-6D, -6D) Seriously, that was the initial power of my glasses, I'm not kidding. I'm not 100% sure why I had such bad eyesight, although I remember watching a lot of TV and reading books and not being able to see the board in classes. My parents didn't take it seriously and they thought I was joking or something lol.

Currently its (-7.5D, -7.5D) in both eyes, it hasn't increased at all since the time I got my laptop. Heck, it got decreased from -8 to -7.5. I still don't know how because my screen time has increased tremendously in the past 3/4 years. And none of my family members wear glasses, so I don't think it's genetic in my case.