My Eyes Suck
Computer screens have opened the doors to much of the opprotunities in my life. It was a computer screen that allowed me to become interested in networking, programming, exploration of the internet, computer certifications, and teaching and persuing an academic career. It is also those bloody computer screens that have turned my 21 year old eyes into crap. Lets recap my average daily experience with them:
1. Work on laptop for more than 15 minutes, look up, and experience a mini-headache for about a minute while my eyes focus on everything else around me.
2. Work on my setup at home and get a headache from staring at a CRT and LCD.
3. Start reading a novel (something I love to do) and have to quit about 20 min. in because my eyes can’t adjust to that type.
So what do I do? Well, yesterday I set my monitor on 120 DPI and its actually helped a lot, but now my screen is
assedly huge. Oh well, guess I’ll have to do something.
I find that the less I expose myself to computers, my problems go away a bit. So I try to cut back my exposure. My advice to all those little techie kids out there (and parents, friends of them), follow OSHA regs regarding computer monitors. Take eye breaks, focus on other things, and above all, stay away from 12 hour work sessions like I used to pull as a kid.
But don’t feel too bad for me… my eyes have gotten better since I’ve started being aware of this issue. Just heed my advice.
Oh, and a miscellaneous quote:
Yea buddy… life is funny.. I have the money to have you killed by somebody that has nothing
Good Old Eminem