My Eyes Are Being Destroyed: Please help!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BeautifulWoman_1984, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. BeautifulWoman_1984 macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2016
    Hi all, I'm sorry to be creating a thread, but I didn't know what else I could do...

    I've been using my iPad Mini 3 more and more recently and I've DEFINITELY noticed that my "distance vision" is getting much worse, that is, it's getting harder and harder for me to see objects at long distance.

    I think it's because whenever I want to read Youtube comments I need to put my eyes right up to the iPad Mini 3's screen.

    How can I increase the font size of comments on Youtube so I don't need to have my face one inch away from the iPad Mini 3 screen?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I think the first thing you need to do is have your eyes checked. If you need to put the Mini up that close to read the screen, it may be because your eyes need correction - glasses perhaps.
  3. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Yah my eyes are know dependent on glasses for meh vision so you probably need glasses an it is too late to fix your eyes.
  4. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    On my device I can adjust text size (if the app supports it) in Settings/Display & Brightness. I agree with the others though that you should have your eyes checked asap.
  5. titangears macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2005
    Go to a decent ophthalmologist. Eyes are important and you need to make sure you don't have something that will eventually make you blind if it goes untreated.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

    If you are having to get that close to your mini to read it, you should already know you need glasses. As you get older it will get worst. You will be shocked at what you have been missing when you get your eyes corrected.
  7. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2016
    I've already had my eyes checked, but the text is so damn tiny in the Youtube comments section on my iPad Mini...
  8. Alch3mist macrumors member


    Nov 23, 2016
    Right behind you.
  9. Brandon Hobart macrumors member

    Brandon Hobart

    Oct 25, 2016
    United Kingdom
    This also happened with me but after consulting the doctor, I discovered that the actual problem was with my eyes. My distant vision was a blur and it was very difficult to see clearly. Despite the fact that my distant vision was affected, I could not see text messages with small fonts clearly on my mobile.
    And after a long-term usage of my hand-held, I used to feel inflammation in my eyes. Thanks to Lord that I can see clearly now from any distance with the glasses that my eye specialist has recommended me. Note that, I have to avoid longer mobile usage and have to keep the brightness of its display really low.
  10. iPadDad macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2014
    One of the reasons I am really looking forward to true tone on the new iPad Pro 12,9
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Something's not right there. My vision isn't quite 20/20 (but not far enough below that I need glasses) and I can read the YouTube comments on my Mini 4 extended at full arm's length away.

    It's strange that you mention YouTube comments in particular. Are they smaller than other text that you encounter? That doesn't seem to be the case for me. I'm using my Mini right now, and the comments are no smaller than text I see and comfortably read on websites.

    Are you using the YouTube app, or just visiting the mobile site? The app is better optimized for smaller displays.
  12. nnoble macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2011
    --- Post Merged, Nov 24, 2016 ---
    UI designers and developers are usually around 20 years of age with 20/20 vision and working on high resolution, top of the range equipment. The users, in their eyes, are all 20 somethings with 20/20 vision. I stopped using Airmail because the sidebar menu was unreadable. Sometimes the writing is deliberately unreadable; it's that time of the year and I'm busy 'unsubscribing' from Black Friday / End of year software promotions. If you're in the same game, then persist in finding the 'unsubscribe' link. It's usually down the very bottom of the email, it will be dark grey on a black background and in the tiniest font possible.
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I don't think that app developers are so short-sighted (pardon the pun) that they design their UIs so that only people with perfect vision can use them. My vision isn't perfect and I have no problem reading text on my iPad Mini 4 or 4.7" iPhone 6. My mom who's nearly 70 uses an even smaller iPhone 5s.
  14. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    That's nothing to do with it. The OP is discussing text size on an iPad Mini. Not an iPad Pro or what "tone" the screen is. From experience true tone does not make a difference to how well you can read text should you have bad eyesight.
  15. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    if text size cannot be made bigger.....

    does youtube not support "pinch to zoom"?

    My fiancee struggles with her iphone SE and small text sometimes.
    For web browsing and catch up TV etc she bought an ipad air 2.

    Bigger screen larger text.

    I too now use glasses while on driving or TV as using my macbook close up everyday and my windows laptop before that has made my distance sight worse, just slightly blurred.

    I am only 32 but been using computers since age 15 constantly.
  16. iRaynor SK macrumors 6502

    iRaynor SK

    Nov 15, 2014
    Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
    I'm 25 years old, I use computers since 1999, and I need glasses for over 12 years. I do not see clearly to far objects or even if I watch TV, but when I use iPad or I'm reading book/newspaper, I don't need glasses. In close distance, my eyes are perfect :) - and one interresting fact: when I use iPad, I see better without glasses :)
  17. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text > Turn option ON > Adjust slider

    PS. Turn brightness down to maximum 50% ( it really should be as dim a possible to limit eye fatigue ). Look away from your screen every 20 minutes. Get up and walk a bit, and focus on something at least 100 feet away ( look out the window, ect ).
  18. GLS macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
  19. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2011
    Consider the 12.9 as the size is easier on the eyes.
  20. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2016
    How do I increase the size of Youtube comments text?
  21. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    You may just be experiencing eye strain. How many hours a day are you looking at screens?
  22. LordVic macrumors 601

    Sep 7, 2011
    You're getting old, sorry.

    Welcome to the club

    Even after getting laser eye surgery, I still need reading glasses. As you age, a lot of your reading vision starts to go.
  23. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    the real problem here is nothing good comes of the youtube comments section. it is a place filled with vitriol matched only by the macrumors forums and all of twitter. ;)

    in all seriousness to the question though, are there any iphone youtube apps that will run blown up on an iPad?

    in fact, in the same way that the 5.5" iPhone can emulate a 4.7" UI and the 4.7" can emulate a 4" UI, it'd be nice if they extended it so the mini (and 9.7") could globally run the 5.5" phone UI. obviously there'd be black bars for the aspect differences, but it'd be a nice accessibility feature for those who need it.
  24. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2016
    Are there any apps people can recommend I use to boost the screen size? Can I "zoom in" on comments WITHOUT an app?

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