Developer Warns VR Headset Damaged Eyesight - TechAmok
Developer Warns VR Headset Damaged Eyesight - [briefly]
11:34 AM EDT - Jun,14 2020 - (1 comments)
Software developer Danny Bittman tweeted
about how he's convinced that his eyesight was damaged from wearing a VR headset for hours a day
. The BBC reports:
Danny Bittman, who has worked as a virtual reality developer for four years, suggested it could have affected his eyesight. "Just had my first eye doctor visit in three years. Now I'm very worried about my future VR use. I have a new eye convergence problem that acts like dyslexia. The doc, a headset owner, is convinced my VR use caused this. He said "these glasses we usually prescribe to 40-year-olds", he tweeted.
He went on to describe the problem: "My eyes jump when I read things like a screen or books. I've always had a small level of this but it's greatly intensified now. It's also linked to headaches and vertigo."
He said that the issue was about "prolonged use", and admitted that he could spend up to six hours a day wearing a headset, split into 30-minute sessions.
Ceri Smith-Jaynes, from the Association of Optometrists, told the BBC: "We currently do not have any reliable evidence that VR headsets cause permanent deterioration in eyesight in children or adults. There have been some studies looking into the effects of short-term use of VR headsets only; these did not reveal a deterioration in eyesight.
"However, some people do suffer from temporary symptoms such as nausea, dry, irritable eyes, headache or eyestrain. "
But she did have some advice about usage: "If you spend all day in VR without a break, you'll need time to readjust to the light and the different visual environment of the real world. I would suggest taking a five-to-ten minute break each hour, using that time to move about, blink and look out of a window, or take a short walk.
The key to understanding that is the quote from his doctor, "these glasses we usually prescribe to 40-year-olds." That's because EVERYONE develops presbyopia (aka "farsightedness"), if they live long enough. It's caused by the lens becoming too rigid for the muscles inside the eye to squeeze it sufficiently to allow it to properly focus up close. That's a normal consequence of aging, but it can also be brought on or accelerated (because presbyopia is progressive - the older you get, the worse it gets) by spending too many hours focusing on things at a close, unvarying distance over a long period of time.
The link between long hours of staring into a computer monitor and developing premature presbyopia is firmly enough established that the American Optometric Association calls the condition Computer Vision Syndrome [aoa.org] or, alternatively Digital Eye Strain. Wearing a VR headset for hours and hours every day would be even worse, because, when you're staring into a monitor, you still wind up looking down at your keyboard, or off to one side or the other while you're thinking about what you're looking at, and even those brief glances allow your eyes to change their focal length, however briefly. Wearing a VR headset, you literally have nowhere else to look, so your eyes' focal length never varies. It can't, because everything you're physically capable of looking at is, in reality, at exactly the same distance from your eyes ...
|(02:07 AM EDT - Jun,18 2020) - Jasminemay|
Developer warns VR headset damaged eyesight, I rised an best rated resume services
question here and that question is when they know it is harmful on us then why they make it and why now they are telling this, If they know it is harmful then they have to talk more for it.
Add your comment (free registrationrequired)
Short overview of recent news articles
Aug,08 2020 Cardi B - WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion Aug,08 2020 Apple Bans Game-Streaming Services From iOS Aug,08 2020 Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Released Aug,08 2020 Intel Hit by a Devastating Data Breach, Chip Designs, Code Aug,06 2020 Intel will announce its Tiger Lake processors on September 2 Aug,05 2020 Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra Ecosystem: Official Introduction Aug,05 2020 Galaxy Note20 Series Focuses on Video, Note-Taking Aug,05 2020 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Coming to Verizon, T-Mobile Aug,05 2020 Samsung Intros New Earbuds and Watch Aug,05 2020 AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1 Driver Aug,04 2020 200 Watt car mounted laser! Aug,04 2020 A Large Explosion Took Place In Beirut Aug,04 2020 Xbox Cloud Gaming Launching on Android September 15th Aug,04 2020 Samsung's Most Affordable 5G Phone Hits US This Month Aug,03 2020 The Ultimate PS4 Pro: 8TB SSD Upgrade Aug,03 2020 Microsoft confirms its intention to buy TikTok Aug,02 2020 Teenage Bounty Hunters - Official Trailer Aug,02 2020 Watch 15-Year-Old's Short Film 'Numb' Aug,02 2020 //HEX Released Aug,01 2020 Microsoft won't open its physical offices until early 2021 Aug,01 2020 Microsoft reportedly in talks to buy TikTok Aug,01 2020 NASA launches Perseverance rover on mission to Mars Jul,30 2020 Intel Overhauls its Corporate Identity Jul,30 2020 Google Offers New Free Backup Options for iOS and Android Jul,30 2020 Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 can Fully Charge Your Phone in Under 15 Jul,28 2020 Intel Core i9-10850K Officialy Clocked At 5.2GHz Jul,28 2020 Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 Explored Jul,27 2020 NVIDIA Releases Hotfix Driver Version 451.85 Jul,26 2020 Windows 10's latest update bug is breaking internet Jul,24 2020 Newest Gorilla Glass Protects Against Both Drops and Scratches Jul,24 2020 Samsung Money Launches, Adds Exclusive Discounts Jul,24 2020 Avatar Sequels Delayed, New Release Dates Revealed Jul,21 2020 LG's Premium Velvet Launching in US for $600 Jul,21 2020 10 modern layouts in 1 line of CSS Jul,20 2020 Windows 10X Delayed to 2021, Loses Win32 Support Jul,20 2020 Microsoft Cloud PC is Coming in Spring 2021 Jul,20 2020 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live In-Ear 'Bean' Earbuds Leak On Video Jul,19 2020 Gamer Girl - Official Teaser Trailer (2020) Jul,17 2020 Why do Casio calculators get this wrong? Jul,17 2020 This is The Deepest Hole on Earth. What's At The Bottom?
>> News Archive <<