Is it bad to stare at iPhone screen for a long period of time?

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  1. MacMan64916 macrumors newbie

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    Is it bad for your eyes to stare at the iPhone screen for long periods of time? Because I've noticed, after playing a game from the app store for a long time my vision gets blurry for about 30 min. after using iPhone. Can it cause permanent damage?
     
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  3. Andruw91 macrumors regular

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    If he does go blind someone else will have to tell use because he probably won't be able to see what he's typing
     
  4. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    Just like watching video on the iPod nano, it's not good to stare at the screen for long period of time.
     
  5. Whab macrumors newbie

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    If you are concerned with your vision, then you should regularly check it using our "Visual Acuity" app :D

    [app=visual+acuity]Visual Acuity[/app]: Measure your Visual Acuity using a Modern Test !
     
  6. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Just like the iPhone ads! "...There's an app for that."
     
  7. MrGadget28 macrumors regular

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  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I can type fine without looking. I'm quite the typist. :D Maybe he's the same? :confused: :p
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    A common problem is to not blink as much when staring at a computer screen.
    Force yourself to do so every ten seconds or so.
     
  10. eichwulf macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the Ipod Touch screen is bad for my eyes, so I don't use it anymore.
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Staring at the iPhone for a long time is no worse or better than staring at the sun for the same amount of time. :p
     
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    References, please. :rolleyes:

    This^^^!!!

    Please, when you're driving, just drive. Driving well requires complete concentration. ;)
     
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  15. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    If your eyes hurt from doing any activity, then you should do it it less. If you think you are using your phone "normally" and still have eye pain you should see a doctor. Do your eyes hurt any other times, aside from using your phone?How long do you use it when your eyes begin to hurt. It's definitely not good to have blurry vision for 30 minutes due to playing a game or whatever on your phone. This is definitely an indicator that something is wrong.
     
  16. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not an expert, but I'd say that focusing on anything too small for too long is not good. I really have no clue though...
     
  17. EvenStranger macrumors member

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    Somehow I can see his mother standing over him saying "If you don't stop staring at that screen you're going to make yourself blind!" :D
     
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  20. eyefoniac macrumors 6502

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    It might give you a headache, but don't worry about it. Personally, I couldn't stand to look at my screen long enough to watch a movie. Maybe that is just me.
     
  21. Zildjian242 macrumors member

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    As an optician. The answer is no. You might be straining your eyes because your focusing in the same thing for an extensive time. But it goes away, which im guessing it did. If you were really having trouble. You would not be asking macrumors this question
     
  22. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    it's bad to stare at anything for a long period of time ;)
     
  23. dialed1 macrumors 6502

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    I think so if I do it always makes me so tired
     
  24. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

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    It is.

    I stared at it too long and now I am blind and I have hairy palms.
     

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