Black and Blue looks like a Photocopy

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Simon Dean, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Simon Dean

    Simon Dean Guest


    I've basically just returned to work after two and a half weeks off sick.

    Maybe it's the fluorescent lights, but Im looking at things, well, the
    written word, hand writing with pens, or even printouts, and at 40cm
    away, they look like a cheap photocopy or a scan, with softened edges
    and colour alignment issues.

    But Im looking at the computer monitor here, and it looks fine, no
    problems what so ever. They've just upgraded to LCD screens. I hope
    that's not anything to do with it?

    My eyes do feel tired, but the idea that I could read the screen better
    than the paper is bizarre.

    And it seems to be certain types of print. For example, I can read the
    newspaper fine from the same distance.

    Now, I do have a pair of weak glasses in line with what my minor results
    were, the slight astigmatism, and the slight hyperopia I think it is,
    long sightedness, and things look fantastic.

    Why have things deteriorated so much? Am I just getting used to
    fluorescent tubes again, or to LCD screens? I fail to see how my
    eyesight has deteriorated so much over the past two weeks. My eyes do
    feel tired (even though I've had two weeks off! Why should the screen be
    fine, and the newspaper fine and hand written or other printed material
    suck? And why does it only seem to be blue and black that's more
    distorted than others?

    This is puzzling me, and quite concerning me the fact that it's only
    certain things.

    Any ideas what's going on?

    Simon Dean, Nov 9, 2005
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  2. Simon Dean

    Simon Dean Guest

    Just been trying my glasses... and things do look better... things are
    sharper, but there's still a sense on black text of almost colour bleed,
    the only way I know how to describe it, you know if you go for an eye
    exam and they put those drops in to dilate your pupils, dunno what they
    are, that kind of sense. Almost like things are grey, or with
    reddish/yellowish tinges to the edges and occasionally soft around the

    This really is beginning to freak me out at the moment, and I can't
    explain it to well, you'd have to experience it, but Im getting a little
    concerned frankly. Some ideas before I go to the doctor would be

    Simon Dean, Nov 9, 2005
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