I run many forums and my i'm studying programming so i spend... Is it true that staying prolonged hours in front of a computer can make your myopia even worse?

I run many forums and my i'm studying programming so i spend allot of time on the computer to get my work done. Is it true that my eyesight can get even worse? Some even say that your eyesight can get so bad that you won't be eligible for laser eye surgery? Truth or Myth?
Answers:   That's true. looking at any screen for long periods of time will cause eyestrain. I'm fairly certain the laser eye surgery rumor is true, though I doubt just staring at a computer screen for a long time would make it that bad.
I hear ya. I have myopia (-5.75) and once I turned 40-years-old I was blessed with presbyopia, as well. I certainly notice how fatigued my eyes feel after hours in front of the computer screen. I don't feel as if my eyes have deteriorated. My vision is the same as it was before the Internet existed (of course I was only a baby then). Some say your vision is affected and others say it is not, so ... idk. Here are some things that might help:

? Location of computer screen - Optometrists suggest more comfortable computer viewing can be achieved when the eyes are looking downward. Optimally, the computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level (about 4 or 5 inches) as measured from the center of the screen and 20 to 28 inches from the eyes.

? The 20/20 rule - Looking away from the computer every 20 minutes for 20 seconds will minimize the development of eye-focusing problems and eye irritation caused by infrequent blinking.

? Ií»ve included a handy-dandy assistant to remind you to rest your eyes with some eye exercises included (Ií»ve done the exercises and they do make my eyes feel better): http://www.protectyourvision.org/

? Computer anti-glare eyeglasses assist with eyestrain and fatigue:
The Mercedes of anti-glare eyeglasses: http://www.gunnars.com/ace/
An affordable option: http://www.eyefatigue.com/#0

? These computer screen glare reduction filters have the American Optometric Association (AOA) Seal of Acceptance: http://www.aoa.org/x5515.xml

Good luck with your programming studies.
Absolutely not....myopia is genetically determined and you cannot change the way your eyes are constructed. What you may notice, however is that after prolonged, intensive near vision you have trouble seeing in the distance. This is due to a sort of muscle cramping in the inside of the eye and is temporary.
I personally don't think it's true. I have myopia, and I have had it for years. I am on the computer ALL the time AND I am a gamer. In the last 5 years, my eyes have not gotten worse at all. The docs always say the same thing "not much has changed". So, I doubt that's true for everyone imo.

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