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I have noticed that most pc gamers wear glasses for example: the yogscast, pewdiepie, chimney swift, syndicate etc. And console gamers don't e.g. xjaws, hutch, woodysgamertag etc. Please tell me why or tell me why I'm wrongs as I'm thinking about getting a gaming pc and this keeps playing on my Ming.
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Possibly that PC gamers stare at their screens for much longer periods of the day in comparison to casual console gamers? There isn't anything about PC gaming that would be harder on the eyes, it actually should be easier as you can have much crisper detail and less blurred edges with higher resolution and textures.

But of course as always, make sure to give your eyes proper rest when doing any type of gaming / computer work thumb.gif
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I have noticed that most pc gamers wear glasses for example: the yogscast, pewdiepie, chimney swift, syndicate etc. And console gamers don't e.g. xjaws, hutch, woodysgamertag etc. Please tell me why or tell me why I'm wrongs as I'm thinking about getting a gaming pc and this keeps playing on my Ming.
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I've been using computers since i was around 14, now 37 and i don't have glasses. It's more a genetic issue rather than something that is influenced by eye strain or enviromental factors imo. If your parents have glasses, chances are you will in time.
 
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Short answer - NO.
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post #5 of 21
I played mostly console games as a child and needed to wear eyeglasses. I am still wearing hipster eyglasses right now. tongue.gif

Myopia affects a lot of people, but you should ask your optometrist and/or ophthalmologist.
Edited by Riou - 10/29/12 at 4:06am
post #6 of 21
I has myopia. But I had it before I started to spend my hours in from of a PC. It started when I was 7 and I pointed a laser in my eye redface.gif
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It's probably because being on the PC doesn't consist of just using it for games. On consoles all you do is play games (or watch tv)
PC has more activities to do, so its spending more time on PC and possibly because its distance is a lot closer when compared to a PC.

Alternatively, you can take a look at
http://www.overclock.net/f/17874/gunnar
http://www.gunnars.com/what-are-gunnars/
as they might help.
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I was in the testing program for those gunnar glasses. They kinda sorta work for making computer use more comfortable, but they won't save your vision (and computers themselves (with modern monitors) won't hurt your vision either).
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Thanks for the reassurance, I really appreciate it.
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