iPhone X vision deteriorating since started using X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kevjen888, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    my previous phone was 6S Plus, i noticed my vision has deteriorated since last year. i'm not saying it's due to use of iphone X, but my daily pattern pretty much have been the same, and i've been spending the same amount of time on phone each day. has anyone else have similar problem?
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Perhaps something similar/related to https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/eye-strain-while-using-iphone-x.2085427/
  3. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Are you about 43? That's a magic age when this happens...due to age.
  4. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    i'm 41, did the Lasik 11 years ago and it has been great up until recently.
  5. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
  6. PhoneMe1 Suspended


    Mar 23, 2018
    Not since i got reading glasses. I needed mine a year after getting the first iPadTime to see a optometrist.
    I neede glasses about a year after i got a iPad around 45, these screens are definitely bringing the glasses on earlier for those that just need for reading. imo.
    Best occupation going in 20 years will be eye dr :)
  7. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    Honestly. Are these screens really effecting site?
    My read a lot and notice some strain but hopefully not bad vision.
  8. m0sher macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2018

    Two possibilities :

    “With modern LASIK, the enhancement rate is 1-2 percent in the first 12 monthsand then about 1 percent a year after that as patients' eyes can change with time. So, for example, 10 years after LASIK, approximately 10 percent of patients may require an enhancement procedure to maintain their excellent vision.”


    OLED doesn’t agree with your eyes. So the question remains does it contribute to the degradation? That would be hard to factor.

    What about all the androids with WQHD resolution? Are they complaining regarding eye sight degradation? I’m just putting the question out there since this is my first OLED.

    I’ve had no issues with eye strain and never contemplating go back to LCD.
  9. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    It’s actually logical to suspect the device you look at all day could be the culprit

    But I would express your concerns with an eye doctor and see what they say

    That’s not to deflect from the possibility it could be the X but medical issues are better solved in person than with “Dr Google”

    It also could be the screen size

    The width of plus makes a difference for photographs and text (I have X and love it but I have a 7plus too and side by side, X has smaller content despite being 5.8”
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sounds like it is time to visit your eye doctor and see how things have changed. Could be time for another “adjustment”.
  11. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    No, they aren’t. The early to mid-40s are almost universally the time when presbyopia sets in. Bifocals or reading glasses are your friend now :)
  12. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    My issue is nearsighted, I have no problem reading.
  13. Strelok macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    United States
    It’s possible it increases the rate of deterioration a bit. If I remember correctly the X used PWM dimming which causes eye strain for a lot of people.
  14. Joe h macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2017
    Pwn flicker is believed to be the caused of the headaches and eye strain people have been complaining about while using a X. For the record, my X sits in a box, never to be used again, and my eyes also have troubles adjusting to Samsung phone. Of course like anything, it is your word against one of the largest companies in existence, so good luck with that.
  15. Strelok macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    United States
    It definitely affects some more than others. I don’t think it ever caused problems for me, but I know of people who can stand PWM and will get headaches very quickly. I would compare it to something like motion sickness. I can read in a car and not get sick, but many can’t.
  16. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    I’m still genuinely concerned about my eyes’ recovery after having issues with the iPhone X.
  17. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    I'm 47 and I hate to say it but I've experienced the same thing--but across all devices so I don't think it's the iPhone. Our bodies are changing. I try to hold on to the fact that it's cool we have hung on this long!
  18. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I remember sitting down to read and thought I had gone blind
    A friend leaned over and handed me his reading glasses and I said, "its a miracle, I can see again"
    I was 42 and my eyes changed almost overnight

    Mine had nothing to do with any devices since this was years ago before I used any
  19. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    Ah. Thank you for that. I’m of that age. I have never needed glasses before but have found my eyesight starting to go recently. Looked up presbyopia on Wikipedia, that’s me. Somewhat reassuring it happens to everybody. Off to the opticians I go to get me my first pair of glasses!
  20. saltd, Apr 14, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018

    saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    Fortunately, reading glasses are much cheaper and don’t require a prescription(or even a optometrist visit).

    Most drugstores have a rack of them that you can try out. They make a world of difference, too.

    It’s always a good idea to get checked out by a doc, but if you’re only problem is near vision (farsightedness), then the cheap ones are fine.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 14, 2018 ---
    Hmmmm...that’s different then. I’ve been severely nearsighted my whole life-around -7.00 diopters. It actually improved when I transitioned into my 40’s. Long distance vision doesn’t usually tend to worsen with middle age or eye strain. It’s the close range vision that tends to suffer.

    Edit: I’m not a doctor, just a guy with poor eyesight :)
  21. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015

    Are you getting close to 40? I have started to notice kind of the same thing. I still have 20/20 but after some time on my phone my eyes feel like they are giving out faster. It may just be Father Time catching up with all of us at some point :(
  22. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Out of pure curiosity do you have true tone enabled?
  23. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    I’m near sighted and can read pin point font up close with no problems. I’m 32. Going to be interesting to see how this goes in 10 years or so.
  24. weeesss macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2017
    I was nearsighted and wore glasses or contacts my whole life until I had LASIK in my late 30’s. 14 years later, I still don’t need reading glasses. Reading the guide on the tv is a little rough but I have a pair of glasses for that -.25 prescription, but i was always told I would need reading glasses by 40.

    If vision was the only thing that got worse over time...
  25. unobtainium, Apr 17, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018

    unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    Personally I’m just not going near it until there are epidemiological studies of IR biometrics.


    Also this:
    Epidemiology suggests that daily high-intensity short wavelength IRR exposure of workers, is associated with a higher prevalence of age-related cataract. It cannot be excluded that this effect is owing to a thermally induced higher denaturation rate. Recent experimental data rule out a photochemical effect of 1090 nm in the lens but other wavelengths in the near IRR should be investigated.

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