1. DesertLS1's Avatar
    I use the Bold 9650, and before that the 8900. I use the Bolt browser on both.

    I notice that after just a few minutes of browsing, when I avert my eyes away from the screen, my vision is noticeably poorer (for distance vision).

    I've also noticed a steady decline in my eyesight, so I'm trying to figure out if this is just natural regression in my eyes, or whether the Blackberry could be impacting this.

    Does anyone else notice their Blackberry causing regression in their distance vision?

    I'm thinking of increasing all of my font sizes in the BB (email, etc) and also inside the browser
    08-30-10 10:26 AM
  2. dcgore's Avatar
    I am sorry dude but you are getting old. My vision was 20/20 when i went to school (4 years ago) and went bad. I blamed my major Political Science and the really small font on the 200 page everyday readings i had to do. Went to the eye doctor and told me this had nothing to do with it, simply age was the only thing to blame.
    08-30-10 10:29 AM
  3. vndlewis's Avatar
    It is not uncommon for eyes to take a second to adjust the focus. Most everyone with age requires bi-focals. I got mine last year. Best thing I ever diud was get the lineless.

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    08-30-10 10:30 AM
  4. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    Browsing your berry shouldn't affect your sight at all. Since your lenses are focused on a close object, things may appear blurry from a distance for a second or two while they bend to focus on distant objects. If distant objects stay out of focus, these are signs of deteriorating vision. Eat some carrots and maybe take a trip to an optometrist.
    08-30-10 10:32 AM
  5. DesertLS1's Avatar
    Browsing your berry shouldn't affect your sight at all. Since your lenses are focused on a close object, things may appear blurry from a distance for a second or two while they bend to focus on distant objects. If distant objects stay out of focus, these are signs of deteriorating vision. Eat some carrots and maybe take a trip to an optometrist.
    Yeah I might make a trip to an optometrist soon. I had lasik done 7 years ago, and recently I notice my vision is deteriorating.

    The last optometrist I saw two years ago said, "don't get lasik again, a little myopia will be good for you so that when you get older you won't need reading glasses as soon"

    Bah!
    08-30-10 10:42 AM
  6. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    There are exercises you can do to help your eyes adjust better. One is you can focus on something and stay focused on it as you bring it towards your face, til it almost touches your nose and gets blurry, and then take it back away while focusing on it.

    Another option is simply focusing on more distant things after a moment or two of using one of these devices...

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    08-30-10 10:56 AM
  7. fkornre's Avatar
    Eat some carrots and maybe take a trip to an optometrist.
    LOL...i know you are helping but reading that made me laugh...
    08-30-10 11:08 AM
  8. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    LOL...i know you are helping but reading that made me laugh...
    The carrot part was meant as a joke
    08-30-10 11:13 AM
  9. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Yeah I might make a trip to an optometrist soon. I had lasik done 7 years ago, and recently I notice my vision is deteriorating.

    The last optometrist I saw two years ago said, "don't get lasik again, a little myopia will be good for you so that when you get older you won't need reading glasses as soon"

    Bah!
    That is true, I am living proof.

    I have started wearing glasses for distance (Myopia) when I was 12. My prescription changed little over the years and wearing the specs was totaly normal.

    When I reached my mid-Forties, I began to notice trouble focusing at close range (Presbyopia) with my glasses on. Removing them cleared my near vision totaly. Then, I noticed my distance vision was not as blurred as it was in the past.

    I retired my glasses, it has been nearly 20 years now. My friends, many of them years younger then me, are amazed that I do not need reading glasses to resolve the finest print.

    08-30-10 12:04 PM
  10. Reed McLay's Avatar
    The carrot part was meant as a joke
    I have been told, the story, that carrots improve your (night) vision was introduced in War time Britain. It was deliberate misinformation, fed to the Nazis, to explain how the Royal Air Force Spitfire and Hurricane pilots were able to find and destroy invading forces.

    We now know, it was RADAR, not carrots.
    08-30-10 12:09 PM
  11. DesertLS1's Avatar
    I have been told, the story, that carrots improve your (night) vision was introduced in War time Britain. It was deliberate misinformation, fed to the Nazis, to explain how the Royal Air Force Spitfire and Hurricane pilots were able to find and destroy invading forces.

    We now know, it was RADAR, not carrots.
    Heh, until they started using chaff
    08-30-10 12:20 PM
  12. Radius's Avatar
    Your eyes are controlled by muscles, for movement and focus. And like all muscles they get tired. Focusing on an object 24" in front of your face like a phone or computer screen is one of the most tiring things you can do with your eyes over a prolonged period.

    Personally I just live with it, it can't hurt you or cause any kind of damage and isn't a real bother for me.
    08-30-10 01:12 PM
  13. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    I have been told, the story, that carrots improve your (night) vision was introduced in War time Britain. It was deliberate misinformation, fed to the Nazis, to explain how the Royal Air Force Spitfire and Hurricane pilots were able to find and destroy invading forces.

    We now know, it was RADAR, not carrots.
    Interesting! I just thought it was an urban legend meant to make kids eat veggies

    Literally everyone in my family has had to get glasses for their distance vision at a young age. I like to think that keeping my vitamin C level high, eating fish frequently, and a few other less common rituals have been the factors that kept my vision 20/20 despite the hereditary pattern. On the other hand, maybe it was just luck.. Sometimes better to be lucky than good
    08-30-10 02:36 PM
  14. Jude526's Avatar
    I won't get the lasik surgery. I am far sighted and used to wear contacts. I prefer glasses. I had serious issues 3 years ago and am glad I got to the eye dr when I did. I thought I just needed a new script. I was getting really bad headaches and there was pressure building on my eyes. This happens mainly with far sighted individuals and I was sent to a specialist without given a reason why except for my dry eye. My dr. didn't want to alarm me without reason and the specialist concluded what my dr. had found. I had a narrow angular problem and my eyes were not draining properly and three months later I could had gone blind had it gone unnoticed....meaning had I not gone to the eye dr. when I did.........
    I had a surgery and all is fine. So, don't take your eyesight for granted. Get your eyes checked regularly.
    08-30-10 02:56 PM
  15. Tripster's Avatar
    Either way I'm screwed, I'm legally blind in my left eye and my right eye is alright but oh well. I actually have to take off my normal prescription glasses to use my BB.

    Having messed up vision is the norm for me so I couldn't really tell if I wanted too.


    Thnx, Tripster

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    08-30-10 03:10 PM
  16. mrk2010's Avatar
    I have been told, the story, that carrots improve your (night) vision was introduced in War time Britain. It was deliberate misinformation, fed to the Nazis, to explain how the Royal Air Force Spitfire and Hurricane pilots were able to find and destroy invading forces.

    We now know, it was RADAR, not carrots.
    Hahaha, I can't help but picture Bugs Bunny biting on a carrot in a fighter plane

    But seriously, carrots have a lot of beta-carotene vitamin A, which can help people who have poor night vision due to a vitamin A deficiency. It won't help if vitamin A levels are normal though.

    08-31-10 01:39 AM
  17. bushako's Avatar
    I thought he was talking about not being able to focus well on distant objects..whats it got to do with night vision..the whole carrot thing is an urban legend and if your seriously considering carrots just remember too much of it can also be toxic....

    As posted earlier, try taking a few seconds off from your bb now and then and focus on other objects...
    08-31-10 09:45 AM
  18. mrk2010's Avatar
    I thought he was talking about not being able to focus well on distant objects..whats it got to do with night vision..the whole carrot thing is an urban legend and if your seriously considering carrots just remember too much of it can also be toxic....
    Yes, it has nothing to do with what he has. Just wanted to clear up the fact that carrots do indeed help with your vision...but only if you have vitamin A deficiency.

    I don't know if eating too many carrots is considered toxic, but I do know that it can turn your skin orange
    08-31-10 01:23 PM
  19. DesertLS1's Avatar
    You'd have to be eating an obscene amount of carrots on a daily basis for it to have an adverse effect on you
    09-01-10 12:53 PM
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