Covid: Eyesight risk warning from lockdown screen time
12/01/2021 | news | health | 187
More than a third of people using screens more in lockdown reported eyesight changes, a study suggests.
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No dentist , no doctors, treatments cancelled, jobs lost, businesses gone forever, death and destruction. Thanks China. Removed
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KRR
12/01/2021 10:35:43 13 8
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Brexiteer ToryTrolls never like to understand. They'd much rather blame a nationality, country, race etc.
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12/01/2021 10:39:01 4 0
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Or you could blame people?
Those who don't adhere to basic rules, if not to protect themselves, but others?
Or Govs for politizing the virus or even worse, politicians who have profited on it?
Or the ever-present media for scaring with obscure facts or even worse, an absence of them leading to ill informed conclusions?
Or the endless parade of 'experts' who have there OWN interests at heart?
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12/01/2021 10:39:50 1 3
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de pfeffel is US/UK.
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12/01/2021 10:29:30 3 8
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Cue work related injury claims?
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12/01/2021 10:33:14 8 1
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Against who... yourself?

Screen time will be roughly the same for the office worker (during their office hours), good luck proving they are responsible for any deterioration in eyesight.
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12/01/2021 10:30:30 4 17
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Yeah, the priests used to tell us that would happen. But, you know, now it's forbidden to touch anyone else - unless you're the 'prime' minister in which case you can touch anybody whether they like it or not.
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12/01/2021 10:32:00 16 0
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Its so easily done - wfh all day and then check phone, tablet & TV during the evening.
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12/01/2021 10:32:05 5 5
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What?

Who said that?
And comments about driving to Barnard Castle in 3, 2, 1.... Removed
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12/01/2021 10:46:54 22 19
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Cummings arrogantly broke the lockdown, and got away with it.

Why are you defending him ??
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12/01/2021 10:29:30 3 8
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Cue work related injury claims?
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12/01/2021 10:33:14 8 1
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Against who... yourself?

Screen time will be roughly the same for the office worker (during their office hours), good luck proving they are responsible for any deterioration in eyesight.
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KRR
12/01/2021 10:40:54 3 9
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Screen time will be roughly the same for the office worker'

No they won't.

All meetings are now on-screen.

All information is now presented and shared onscreen.

Reviews, timesheets, etc on-screen.

Work from home and you're onscreen 9-5 or whatever your working hours are.

But then, Tories are usually sceptical about worker rights and wellbeing, aren't they?
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12/01/2021 10:44:21 4 0
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No - in the office I would have had a face to face meeting so that would have meant no screentime and a gap between other screentime but during lockdown I've had more zoom calls so its continuous screentime. All part of the costs of lockdown that will accumulate in the years and decades to come.
No dentist , no doctors, treatments cancelled, jobs lost, businesses gone forever, death and destruction. Thanks China. Removed
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KRR
12/01/2021 10:35:43 13 8
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Brexiteer ToryTrolls never like to understand. They'd much rather blame a nationality, country, race etc.
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KRR
12/01/2021 10:36:54 5 23
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One of the many reasons, post-Covid, we must resist attempts to force people to work from home, especially from short-sighted employers who see a way of reducing their accommodation costs.
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CG
12/01/2021 10:53:19 6 3
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Large offices are thing of the past, costs environmental impact plus why sit in a germ laden office to do a job that can be done remotely?
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12/01/2021 10:59:14 4 1
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I'm quite happy not spending 10-15 hours a week driving to/from the office, that extra time is spent with my eyes rested rather than focusing on the road, I've never got so much sleep than since working from home.
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12/01/2021 11:17:07 3 0
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'short-sighted employers'

LOL
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MH
12/01/2021 10:37:16 6 10
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Sounds like a plea from opticians for business.
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12/01/2021 10:37:25 3 12
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I don't think that regular sized TV's affect your eyesight, just small screens.
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12/01/2021 10:38:52 13 5
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Perhaps it what people are looking at and the nuns were right all along ?
No dentist , no doctors, treatments cancelled, jobs lost, businesses gone forever, death and destruction. Thanks China. Removed
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12/01/2021 10:39:01 4 0
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Or you could blame people?
Those who don't adhere to basic rules, if not to protect themselves, but others?
Or Govs for politizing the virus or even worse, politicians who have profited on it?
Or the ever-present media for scaring with obscure facts or even worse, an absence of them leading to ill informed conclusions?
Or the endless parade of 'experts' who have there OWN interests at heart?
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12/01/2021 10:39:05 5 0
bbc
Regular screen breaks, apply the 50-10 rule. So take a 10 minute break from the screen after every 50 minutes of screen time.
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12/01/2021 10:51:08 9 1
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I prefer the 10 - 50 rule :-)
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13/01/2021 16:49:50 0 0
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sure my boss would love that
No dentist , no doctors, treatments cancelled, jobs lost, businesses gone forever, death and destruction. Thanks China. Removed
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12/01/2021 10:39:50 1 3
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de pfeffel is US/UK.
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12/01/2021 10:40:39 3 18
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No dentist , no doctors, treatments cancelled, jobs lost, businesses gone forever, death and destruction. Thanks China.'

The latest tory 'Austerity' flag-bearer is de pfeffel - US/UK national.
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12/01/2021 10:44:31 10 18
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What is this tripe,

Dentists have been open, I know several dentists who have been working through this

*Elective* treatments were cancelled and other treatments only have been cancelled recently due to beds being full of covid patients

Jobs lost/businesses gone forever, due to brexit or covid? as both apply

You cant blame china for our deaths as that was our own government failures
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12/01/2021 10:57:59 2 0
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You're a happy bunny...... obviously a socialist, which has no place in modern society
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12/01/2021 10:33:14 8 1
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Against who... yourself?

Screen time will be roughly the same for the office worker (during their office hours), good luck proving they are responsible for any deterioration in eyesight.
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KRR
12/01/2021 10:40:54 3 9
bbc
Screen time will be roughly the same for the office worker'

No they won't.

All meetings are now on-screen.

All information is now presented and shared onscreen.

Reviews, timesheets, etc on-screen.

Work from home and you're onscreen 9-5 or whatever your working hours are.

But then, Tories are usually sceptical about worker rights and wellbeing, aren't they?
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12/01/2021 11:23:03 0 0
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'Work from home and you're onscreen 9-5 or whatever your working hours are.'

Really?

More fool you, I've been sneaking off to talk to the neighbours, watch some daytime TV (wish I hadn't though), some walking, phone in hand in case someone wants to send a Teams message etc., in fact anything but bare minimum working really.
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12/01/2021 10:43:07 9 4
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Can HYS make the fonts bigger please, I can't read them.....
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12/01/2021 11:04:38 4 8
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Presumably your eyesight has become too bad to even see the buttons where you can adjust the size of the font on your screen then? Too bad.
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12/01/2021 10:43:38 40 4
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My New Year Resolution is 1024 x 768
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12/01/2021 10:57:03 6 4
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Stay humble Inkersoll, 4k monitors are still expensive
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Ed
12/01/2021 10:57:54 10 0
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Sounds more like 2009's New Year's Resolution
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12/01/2021 10:33:14 8 1
bbc
Against who... yourself?

Screen time will be roughly the same for the office worker (during their office hours), good luck proving they are responsible for any deterioration in eyesight.
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12/01/2021 10:44:21 4 0
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No - in the office I would have had a face to face meeting so that would have meant no screentime and a gap between other screentime but during lockdown I've had more zoom calls so its continuous screentime. All part of the costs of lockdown that will accumulate in the years and decades to come.
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12/01/2021 10:40:39 3 18
bbc
No dentist , no doctors, treatments cancelled, jobs lost, businesses gone forever, death and destruction. Thanks China.'

The latest tory 'Austerity' flag-bearer is de pfeffel - US/UK national.
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12/01/2021 10:44:31 10 18
bbc
What is this tripe,

Dentists have been open, I know several dentists who have been working through this

*Elective* treatments were cancelled and other treatments only have been cancelled recently due to beds being full of covid patients

Jobs lost/businesses gone forever, due to brexit or covid? as both apply

You cant blame china for our deaths as that was our own government failures
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12/01/2021 10:56:52 4 0
bbc
I'm off to the dentist next week to have a broken tooth sorted - it's the same one that I broke a few months ago and had repaired then, so I think it will need a crown this time. Waiting times are a bit longer, but our dentist is definitely open for business.
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12/01/2021 11:33:00 0 0
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So why hasn't my cancelled check up from May 2020 been rearranged yet? I had emergency treatment (one crown replaced, one tooth extracted) in November but no routine treatment/examination is taking place.

And I've never seen a dental surgery with beds, whether they're full of Covid patients or not.
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12/01/2021 10:45:40 8 17
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Strap the kidz in and off to Barnard Castle in for a Tory eye test.......
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12/01/2021 10:46:28 24 6
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In case it helps I've looked at a screen for 12 hours+ pretty much every day for 20 years and I can still see fine :)

Daylight is preferable where possible though.
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12/01/2021 11:17:00 3 0
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Indeed, this article misses research from more recent years (studies such as those carried out in Asia) that look at natural daylight deprivation. This Al Jazeera article from 2012 discusses similar issues: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2012/05/04/study-most-myopic-school-leavers-in-asia/ Age, also relevant as eye change worsens or stabilises at different points.
Perhaps if we weren't forcibly imprisoned (again) by the hypocritical Government then we may be able to do something else with our time other than screens. Maybe if the Government closed the construction sites where all these knuckledragging builders are openly mixing and kept schools open, then our kids wouldn't be looking at a screen all day to do their schooling. Removed
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Vid
12/01/2021 10:50:25 13 0
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I happen to be a builder, my knuckles do not drag on the floor, unlike the keyboard warrior types (such as yourself) who clearly have no idea.
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12/01/2021 10:56:11 1 0
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Most idiotic comment on here in a long while.
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12/01/2021 10:50:18 17 3
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Very easily done. I've been working from home since March and it's depressing how the 'bad' screen I look at for work has become the 'good' screen I look at for entertainment. I know WFH really suits some people down to the ground but I don't think it's for everyone.
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12/01/2021 10:59:37 10 1
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The difference between work life and social life is the log-in!
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12/01/2021 11:00:00 2 1
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Makes me laugh - all the Workstation Assessments we were made to not so many years ago no longer seem to be so important now. Self assessment is just a lazy response!
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12/01/2021 11:15:40 4 1
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I agree. There are many problems with WFH. We don't all have a spare room for an office, or a proper desk & chair. There are long-term consequences to making office workers do the same tasks at home. Also it is doing my head in that we are now all together all of the time with no distinction between home and work.
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12/01/2021 10:50:22 8 14
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Has anyone warned Dominic Cummins. Watch out for a Durham trip.
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12/01/2021 10:57:57 11 4
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still harping on about that a year later eh.?
Perhaps if we weren't forcibly imprisoned (again) by the hypocritical Government then we may be able to do something else with our time other than screens. Maybe if the Government closed the construction sites where all these knuckledragging builders are openly mixing and kept schools open, then our kids wouldn't be looking at a screen all day to do their schooling. Removed
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Vid
12/01/2021 10:50:25 13 0
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I happen to be a builder, my knuckles do not drag on the floor, unlike the keyboard warrior types (such as yourself) who clearly have no idea.
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12/01/2021 10:57:03 1 1
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Ok. Fair enough. Many knuckledragging builders then. Not all are, but a lot are. My local shop / petrol station is the worst place i know for non mask wearing and they all seem to be young lads who have pulled up in works vans etc who think it's fine to nip into the shop and pay for fuel without a mask on.
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12/01/2021 10:50:46 14 1
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Better set an alarm on my computer to remind me every 20 minutes to look out of the window at the wildlife. Luckily the boss isn't in the same office as me.
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12/01/2021 14:18:24 1 0
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Isn't there a law that people who work with VDUs the majority of the the time must have a 5 minute break every hour?
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12/01/2021 10:39:05 5 0
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Regular screen breaks, apply the 50-10 rule. So take a 10 minute break from the screen after every 50 minutes of screen time.
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12/01/2021 10:51:08 9 1
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I prefer the 10 - 50 rule :-)
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KRR
12/01/2021 10:36:54 5 23
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One of the many reasons, post-Covid, we must resist attempts to force people to work from home, especially from short-sighted employers who see a way of reducing their accommodation costs.
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CG
12/01/2021 10:53:19 6 3
bbc
Large offices are thing of the past, costs environmental impact plus why sit in a germ laden office to do a job that can be done remotely?
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12/01/2021 10:53:35 18 13
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Bad eyesight - This must be Boris Johnsons fault also according to Keir Starmer and the so called critics. Quick, criticise him to show your desperation and uselessness.
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12/01/2021 10:56:42 11 9
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Someone's got a chip on their shoulder......
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12/01/2021 11:06:16 4 3
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"how can I make an article about eyesight about how much I hate Starmer and love Boris?!"

This is sad, mate. You don't need to obsess over him with every moment of your life, it's unhealthy.
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12/01/2021 11:24:39 3 5
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Pitiful

Please seek professional psychological help ASAP, or at least do some heavy exercise, as those Tory blinkers must be a serious strain on your neck muscles
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12/01/2021 10:53:50 30 5
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There's little evidence that watching a screen does any long term harm to your eyes. In the sixties we were told we would get square eyes from watching too much TV. I did, but despite that my eyesight is still good at 67, and I spent most of my working life looking at radar and computer displays. Sunlight is much more harmful. Get some good sun glasses.
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Ian
12/01/2021 10:54:08 3 17
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Not just eyes ??

We must monitor all aspects of our health because the healthcare system has all of its resources diverted to Covid.

I monitor ...

??????? Exercise
??????? Blood pressure
??????? Weight
??????? ECG
??????? Fat
??????? Water %
??????? Temperature
??????? Sleep

I have about 4 different devices to do all of this, which all feed into one app. ??
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12/01/2021 11:01:50 15 0
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I have one app - my brain which I use regularly
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OwO
12/01/2021 11:12:16 3 0
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Your life sounds exhausting
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12/01/2021 11:16:46 3 0
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Sad
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PJ
12/01/2021 11:21:51 2 0
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Devices, apps or your own brain - doesn't matter how you monitor those things but we should definitely take better responsibility for our own health.
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12/01/2021 10:54:26 6 4
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Too much text in that article. Difficult to read on my phone...
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12/01/2021 11:37:22 2 0
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Keep using the tablets.
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12/01/2021 10:55:55 31 19
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What an article! How about some positive ones to drum up some enthusiasm and fight?

We are quick to point out how this pandemic is bad for people's mental health yet for my money are hell bent on worsening it publishing stories that are utterly depressing.

The media has huge responsibility for the deterioration of mental health but I suppose good news doesn't get clicks.
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12/01/2021 11:02:27 14 18
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Yes, how dare the BBC publish sensible advice because it's not a happy story. Perhaps you'd rather they stick to cat videos and pretending it's 2019 again?
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12/01/2021 12:18:25 1 1
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"I suppose good news doesn't get clicks"... Exactly. Never has, never will. Bad news catches the eye = more clicks = more advertising = more money.
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13/01/2021 01:19:56 0 0
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Some of us can handle the truth and want to know what's really going on. If you want to bury your head in the sand and shut yourself away from bad news, then don't read or watch any news at all.
Perhaps if we weren't forcibly imprisoned (again) by the hypocritical Government then we may be able to do something else with our time other than screens. Maybe if the Government closed the construction sites where all these knuckledragging builders are openly mixing and kept schools open, then our kids wouldn't be looking at a screen all day to do their schooling. Removed
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12/01/2021 10:56:11 1 0
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Most idiotic comment on here in a long while.
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12/01/2021 10:56:26 20 0
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Ah, the perils of working from home - eye strain and hairy palms.
Ar$e drink f3ck? Removed
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12/01/2021 11:04:11 1 0
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But at least all those 'weekend jobs' get done during the week ;)
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12/01/2021 10:53:35 18 13
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Bad eyesight - This must be Boris Johnsons fault also according to Keir Starmer and the so called critics. Quick, criticise him to show your desperation and uselessness.
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12/01/2021 10:56:42 11 9
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Someone's got a chip on their shoulder......
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12/01/2021 11:04:24 3 3
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There's no need to be so self deprecating.
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12/01/2021 11:20:16 1 1
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Someone loves chips at breakfast time and like to keep them at weird places.
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12/01/2021 10:44:31 10 18
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What is this tripe,

Dentists have been open, I know several dentists who have been working through this

*Elective* treatments were cancelled and other treatments only have been cancelled recently due to beds being full of covid patients

Jobs lost/businesses gone forever, due to brexit or covid? as both apply

You cant blame china for our deaths as that was our own government failures
39
12/01/2021 10:56:52 4 0
bbc
I'm off to the dentist next week to have a broken tooth sorted - it's the same one that I broke a few months ago and had repaired then, so I think it will need a crown this time. Waiting times are a bit longer, but our dentist is definitely open for business.
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Vid
12/01/2021 10:50:25 13 0
bbc
I happen to be a builder, my knuckles do not drag on the floor, unlike the keyboard warrior types (such as yourself) who clearly have no idea.
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12/01/2021 10:57:03 1 1
bbc
Ok. Fair enough. Many knuckledragging builders then. Not all are, but a lot are. My local shop / petrol station is the worst place i know for non mask wearing and they all seem to be young lads who have pulled up in works vans etc who think it's fine to nip into the shop and pay for fuel without a mask on.
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12/01/2021 10:43:38 40 4
bbc
My New Year Resolution is 1024 x 768
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12/01/2021 10:57:03 6 4
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Stay humble Inkersoll, 4k monitors are still expensive
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12/01/2021 10:57:11 43 2
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Go outside for some exercise everyday, even if it's just a walk, but make sure look around you at your environment and not at a phone/tablet
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12/01/2021 10:59:17 25 23
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Yeah. My local environment is great. Built up sink estate. Nice. Maybe i should take my bike out for 7 miles to see something more stimulating?
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12/01/2021 12:13:30 2 1
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Trouble this time of year is it is dark all the hours I am not working from home during the week. If I go for a walk, I don't get lunch. So I don't get to focus my eyes on anything more than 10ft away other than at weekends. My sight has def gone downhill since the autumn, and now I have to really concentrate to focus on distant things now when outdoors.
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12/01/2021 10:43:38 40 4
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My New Year Resolution is 1024 x 768
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Ed
12/01/2021 10:57:54 10 0
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Sounds more like 2009's New Year's Resolution
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12/01/2021 10:50:22 8 14
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Has anyone warned Dominic Cummins. Watch out for a Durham trip.
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12/01/2021 10:57:57 11 4
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still harping on about that a year later eh.?
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12/01/2021 11:14:49 6 0
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Gawd wake up that's yesterdays news.lol sad
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12/01/2021 11:12:05 1 4
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Yes. We will continue to mention Cummings until he apologises.

But he's too arrogant to do that.
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12/01/2021 11:25:29 1 1
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Yes, the old ones are the best ones. Heard a gag about Hitler the other day - or is he to be forgotten as well?
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Ian
12/01/2021 10:57:59 27 10
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????????????????????????????????????????

?? "Well done" ????????????
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12/01/2021 11:00:36 6 6
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Good effort. ??
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12/01/2021 10:40:39 3 18
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No dentist , no doctors, treatments cancelled, jobs lost, businesses gone forever, death and destruction. Thanks China.'

The latest tory 'Austerity' flag-bearer is de pfeffel - US/UK national.
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12/01/2021 10:57:59 2 0
bbc
You're a happy bunny...... obviously a socialist, which has no place in modern society
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12/01/2021 10:56:26 20 0
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Ah, the perils of working from home - eye strain and hairy palms.
Ar$e drink f3ck? Removed
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12/01/2021 11:15:57 0 0
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Another used of the products provided by Slovakia's leading lens manufacturer.
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KRR
12/01/2021 10:36:54 5 23
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One of the many reasons, post-Covid, we must resist attempts to force people to work from home, especially from short-sighted employers who see a way of reducing their accommodation costs.
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12/01/2021 10:59:14 4 1
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I'm quite happy not spending 10-15 hours a week driving to/from the office, that extra time is spent with my eyes rested rather than focusing on the road, I've never got so much sleep than since working from home.
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12/01/2021 10:57:11 43 2
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Go outside for some exercise everyday, even if it's just a walk, but make sure look around you at your environment and not at a phone/tablet
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12/01/2021 10:59:17 25 23
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Yeah. My local environment is great. Built up sink estate. Nice. Maybe i should take my bike out for 7 miles to see something more stimulating?
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12/01/2021 11:01:16 10 10
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So move...
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12/01/2021 13:30:51 3 0
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I'd hope you'd travel much further than 7 miles on a bike ride.
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12/01/2021 13:47:43 1 1
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It has pavements so you have no problem. Exercise is not required to be a sight seeing trip.
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12/01/2021 14:06:30 1 2
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But remember you're only allowed to go for a bike ride outside your local area if you require a security detail.
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12/01/2021 15:57:52 1 0
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Why not? 7 miles isn't far on a bike. I ran five miles this morning, which took me 2.5 miles from home. That's exercise - its good for you and legal, so do it.
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12/01/2021 19:39:32 1 0
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Maybe you will be able to see other sink estates instead.
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12/01/2021 21:32:49 0 1
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Put some effort into making it better then, rather than just whining about it.
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13/01/2021 03:36:49 0 0
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I actually sort of agree. I live in a town centre, I can't afford to move and I know it sounds like a 'first world problem' complaining of going outside, but if I step out my door the streets are filled with people. It's dangerous, but I don't want to drive off somewhere because I'll get fined. Feel imprisoned at the moment...sigh. But people will just keep saying 'so move' like it's easy to do.
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12/01/2021 10:59:35 15 13
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Has anyone posted a Barnard castle gag yet?
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12/01/2021 11:13:01 8 6
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I will look into that one for you. We all know one person who made a spectacle of himself there.
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12/01/2021 10:50:18 17 3
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Very easily done. I've been working from home since March and it's depressing how the 'bad' screen I look at for work has become the 'good' screen I look at for entertainment. I know WFH really suits some people down to the ground but I don't think it's for everyone.
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12/01/2021 10:59:37 10 1
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The difference between work life and social life is the log-in!
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12/01/2021 10:50:18 17 3
bbc
Very easily done. I've been working from home since March and it's depressing how the 'bad' screen I look at for work has become the 'good' screen I look at for entertainment. I know WFH really suits some people down to the ground but I don't think it's for everyone.
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12/01/2021 11:00:00 2 1
bbc
Makes me laugh - all the Workstation Assessments we were made to not so many years ago no longer seem to be so important now. Self assessment is just a lazy response!
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Ian
12/01/2021 10:57:59 27 10
bbc
????????????????????????????????????????

?? "Well done" ????????????
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12/01/2021 11:00:36 6 6
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Good effort. ??
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12/01/2021 10:59:17 25 23
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Yeah. My local environment is great. Built up sink estate. Nice. Maybe i should take my bike out for 7 miles to see something more stimulating?
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12/01/2021 11:01:16 10 10
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So move...
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12/01/2021 11:08:20 3 7
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Fantastic advice, keep it coming.....
(?_?)
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12/01/2021 11:19:44 5 7
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You are one sick individual
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Ian
12/01/2021 10:54:08 3 17
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Not just eyes ??

We must monitor all aspects of our health because the healthcare system has all of its resources diverted to Covid.

I monitor ...

??????? Exercise
??????? Blood pressure
??????? Weight
??????? ECG
??????? Fat
??????? Water %
??????? Temperature
??????? Sleep

I have about 4 different devices to do all of this, which all feed into one app. ??
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12/01/2021 11:01:50 15 0
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I have one app - my brain which I use regularly
100
12/01/2021 11:22:43 4 0
bbc
Use it or lose it??

Those who rely on unnecessary technology will find that they'll also struggle to do basic tasks as they get older and massively increase their chances of brain degeneration
108
DW
12/01/2021 11:29:04 5 0
bbc
I fear many people have been told or decided themselves that Apps make better suggestions than using their own common sense. For all the worries about automation taking jobs, here we are allowing apps to control our lives. I think people need to switch their brains 'off' and 'on' for a hard reboot....If people just opened their eyes maybe they'd see things more clearly.
And comments about driving to Barnard Castle in 3, 2, 1.... Removed
56
12/01/2021 10:46:54 22 19
bbc
Cummings arrogantly broke the lockdown, and got away with it.

Why are you defending him ??
67
12/01/2021 11:11:30 9 0
bbc
Can't see where the defence is in the OP, but perhaps your eyesight is better than mine!! ??
106
12/01/2021 11:26:38 9 10
bbc
no-one's defending him, but it was almost a year ago when the pandemic's effects weren't really that well known....time you got over it, no.?
150
12/01/2021 13:41:12 0 0
bbc
Boris can do 7 mile , but those two women couldnt do 5.
Matt Hancock said, he would back the police against the two girls as they should stay local. Then Hancock says Boris was fine doing his 7.
And they wonder why people stick two fingers up.
35
12/01/2021 10:55:55 31 19
bbc
What an article! How about some positive ones to drum up some enthusiasm and fight?

We are quick to point out how this pandemic is bad for people's mental health yet for my money are hell bent on worsening it publishing stories that are utterly depressing.

The media has huge responsibility for the deterioration of mental health but I suppose good news doesn't get clicks.
57
12/01/2021 11:02:27 14 18
bbc
Yes, how dare the BBC publish sensible advice because it's not a happy story. Perhaps you'd rather they stick to cat videos and pretending it's 2019 again?
103
37p
12/01/2021 11:24:54 2 1
bbc
Cat videos might be more interesting than much of the sensationalist headlines.

We really don't need every headline to be highlighting negative records and how dangerous everything is.
58
12/01/2021 11:03:17 25 16
bbc
DO
NOT
FOLLOW
GOVERNMENT
ADVICE
ABOUT
YOUR
EYESIGHT.
IT
IS
NOT
SAFE
TO
TEST
YOUR
EYES
BY
DRIVING
YOUR
CAR.
ONLY
A
TRULY
DANGEROUS
FOOL
WOULD
EVER
CLAIM
THIS.

Please don't endanger your family or other people, by driving any vehicle if you have undiagnosed issues with your eyes, seek professional help instead and do so ASAP??
124
12/01/2021 11:53:59 5 4
bbc
It's great?? to see at least a dozen people would rather toe the party line, even though it endangers health and safety, rather than endorse sensible policy
They must've got this kind of 'reasoning' from Michael Gove, who was quick to give his approval of Cummings, then again, not a single member of the government criticised him for his reckless endangerment of his family and others
It says a lot
59
12/01/2021 10:50:40 10 25
bbc
The picture of an old person is highly misleading.

We should be worried about the impact of all the "online learning" on kids. As well as it being grossly inferior to being in the classroom they are having their eyesight buggered.

Kids NEED to be back in school. The virus risk to them is negligible, and it's really tiny for most of their teachers.

Stop sacrificing young people!
65
Ian
12/01/2021 11:09:42 14 5
bbc
Except it's not just about the risk to the kids themselves, it's also about the risk to the families they live with, and everyone the family is in contact with. The point of staying at home is to reduce the virus being passed around.
68
12/01/2021 11:11:38 2 1
bbc
It is the young who are spreading it
69
12/01/2021 11:11:57 6 2
bbc
You dont get it do you?
Its all about spreading the disease even if kids dont get ill they can be asymptomatic and pass it easily between households and to others at risk.
For the next year make the lost time up with longer days (doesn't have to be much) and reduced holidays.
And remember that schools are places of education - not creches or potty training classes.
87
12/01/2021 11:18:37 3 1
bbc
Some people are just plain thick. Never argue with an idiot, they'll win due to experience.
88
12/01/2021 11:18:39 2 2
bbc
I've missed your common sense comments on TES. The biggest bug bear of ruining education in the name of this trivial virus is the mis-use of the word fair. Fair exams have been cancelled and replaced by a system which isn't fair; every teacher will assess grades differently and if mini exams are used there is a greater chance that some students will have missed all of the content.
92
12/01/2021 11:19:33 1 1
bbc
I guess you're not a teacher, go sacrifice your own life.
Idiot. Removed
37
12/01/2021 10:56:26 20 0
bbc
Ah, the perils of working from home - eye strain and hairy palms.
60
12/01/2021 11:04:11 1 0
bbc
But at least all those 'weekend jobs' get done during the week ;)
38
12/01/2021 10:56:42 11 9
bbc
Someone's got a chip on their shoulder......
61
12/01/2021 11:04:24 3 3
bbc
There's no need to be so self deprecating.
18
12/01/2021 10:43:07 9 4
bbc
Can HYS make the fonts bigger please, I can't read them.....
62
12/01/2021 11:04:38 4 8
bbc
Presumably your eyesight has become too bad to even see the buttons where you can adjust the size of the font on your screen then? Too bad.
75
12/01/2021 11:15:03 2 1
bbc
You clearly don't understand sarcasm
178
12/01/2021 21:42:53 0 1
bbc
Sorry can you write this in a bigger font please
31
12/01/2021 10:53:35 18 13
bbc
Bad eyesight - This must be Boris Johnsons fault also according to Keir Starmer and the so called critics. Quick, criticise him to show your desperation and uselessness.
63
12/01/2021 11:06:16 4 3
bbc
"how can I make an article about eyesight about how much I hate Starmer and love Boris?!"

This is sad, mate. You don't need to obsess over him with every moment of your life, it's unhealthy.
66
12/01/2021 11:10:57 6 6
bbc
And you fell for it and gave your opinion, which exactly proves the point of the pointlessness of the woke brigade and the anti Boris.
54
12/01/2021 11:01:16 10 10
bbc
So move...
64
12/01/2021 11:08:20 3 7
bbc
Fantastic advice, keep it coming.....
(?_?)
59
12/01/2021 10:50:40 10 25
bbc
The picture of an old person is highly misleading.

We should be worried about the impact of all the "online learning" on kids. As well as it being grossly inferior to being in the classroom they are having their eyesight buggered.

Kids NEED to be back in school. The virus risk to them is negligible, and it's really tiny for most of their teachers.

Stop sacrificing young people!
65
Ian
12/01/2021 11:09:42 14 5
bbc
Except it's not just about the risk to the kids themselves, it's also about the risk to the families they live with, and everyone the family is in contact with. The point of staying at home is to reduce the virus being passed around.
63
12/01/2021 11:06:16 4 3
bbc
"how can I make an article about eyesight about how much I hate Starmer and love Boris?!"

This is sad, mate. You don't need to obsess over him with every moment of your life, it's unhealthy.
66
12/01/2021 11:10:57 6 6
bbc
And you fell for it and gave your opinion, which exactly proves the point of the pointlessness of the woke brigade and the anti Boris.
56
12/01/2021 10:46:54 22 19
bbc
Cummings arrogantly broke the lockdown, and got away with it.

Why are you defending him ??
67
12/01/2021 11:11:30 9 0
bbc
Can't see where the defence is in the OP, but perhaps your eyesight is better than mine!! ??
59
12/01/2021 10:50:40 10 25
bbc
The picture of an old person is highly misleading.

We should be worried about the impact of all the "online learning" on kids. As well as it being grossly inferior to being in the classroom they are having their eyesight buggered.

Kids NEED to be back in school. The virus risk to them is negligible, and it's really tiny for most of their teachers.

Stop sacrificing young people!
68
12/01/2021 11:11:38 2 1
bbc
It is the young who are spreading it
59
12/01/2021 10:50:40 10 25
bbc
The picture of an old person is highly misleading.

We should be worried about the impact of all the "online learning" on kids. As well as it being grossly inferior to being in the classroom they are having their eyesight buggered.

Kids NEED to be back in school. The virus risk to them is negligible, and it's really tiny for most of their teachers.

Stop sacrificing young people!
69
12/01/2021 11:11:57 6 2
bbc
You dont get it do you?
Its all about spreading the disease even if kids dont get ill they can be asymptomatic and pass it easily between households and to others at risk.
For the next year make the lost time up with longer days (doesn't have to be much) and reduced holidays.
And remember that schools are places of education - not creches or potty training classes.
70
12/01/2021 10:58:09 7 6
bbc
Be very clear on this, YOU need to think about your eyesight EVERYDAY ...because the NHS won't bother.
76
12/01/2021 11:15:14 8 14
bbc
It's not Covid, so why would they. Part of the conspiracy is to ruin the nations health by protecting them from a n incredibly trivial virus
96
Ian
12/01/2021 11:20:35 3 0
bbc
The same way you need to think about what you eat, remember to clean your teeth, get some exercise . . . or do you think a nurse should be popping round your house every day to cook your dinner, clean your teeth and push you out the door?
33
Ian
12/01/2021 10:54:08 3 17
bbc
Not just eyes ??

We must monitor all aspects of our health because the healthcare system has all of its resources diverted to Covid.

I monitor ...

??????? Exercise
??????? Blood pressure
??????? Weight
??????? ECG
??????? Fat
??????? Water %
??????? Temperature
??????? Sleep

I have about 4 different devices to do all of this, which all feed into one app. ??
71
OwO
12/01/2021 11:12:16 3 0
bbc
Your life sounds exhausting
50
12/01/2021 10:59:35 15 13
bbc
Has anyone posted a Barnard castle gag yet?
72
12/01/2021 11:13:01 8 6
bbc
I will look into that one for you. We all know one person who made a spectacle of himself there.
73
12/01/2021 11:13:19 9 10
bbc
Why is that women in the top picture risking that she or the ophthalmologist's could get infected with such an old-fashioned eye test.

She should just get into a car and drive to a historic land mark about 30 miles away.
79
12/01/2021 11:16:17 6 4
bbc
Only 30 miles won't work; it's nowhere near far enough. You have to drive at least 270 miles in the previous 5 days for it to work properly.
44
12/01/2021 10:57:57 11 4
bbc
still harping on about that a year later eh.?
74
12/01/2021 11:14:49 6 0
bbc
Gawd wake up that's yesterdays news.lol sad
62
12/01/2021 11:04:38 4 8
bbc
Presumably your eyesight has become too bad to even see the buttons where you can adjust the size of the font on your screen then? Too bad.
75
12/01/2021 11:15:03 2 1
bbc
You clearly don't understand sarcasm
158
12/01/2021 14:16:12 1 1
bbc
at least someone's awake......
70
12/01/2021 10:58:09 7 6
bbc
Be very clear on this, YOU need to think about your eyesight EVERYDAY ...because the NHS won't bother.
76
12/01/2021 11:15:14 8 14
bbc
It's not Covid, so why would they. Part of the conspiracy is to ruin the nations health by protecting them from a n incredibly trivial virus
86
12/01/2021 11:18:16 2 3
bbc
Can they protect me from an incredibly trivial YOU?
95
12/01/2021 11:20:33 4 5
bbc
Over 90,000 deaths in the UK so far is "trivial", is it Doug?

You really are a nice considerate chap, aren't you...
25
12/01/2021 10:50:18 17 3
bbc
Very easily done. I've been working from home since March and it's depressing how the 'bad' screen I look at for work has become the 'good' screen I look at for entertainment. I know WFH really suits some people down to the ground but I don't think it's for everyone.
77
12/01/2021 11:15:40 4 1
bbc
I agree. There are many problems with WFH. We don't all have a spare room for an office, or a proper desk & chair. There are long-term consequences to making office workers do the same tasks at home. Also it is doing my head in that we are now all together all of the time with no distinction between home and work.
Ar$e drink f3ck? Removed
78
12/01/2021 11:15:57 0 0
bbc
Another used of the products provided by Slovakia's leading lens manufacturer.
73
12/01/2021 11:13:19 9 10
bbc
Why is that women in the top picture risking that she or the ophthalmologist's could get infected with such an old-fashioned eye test.

She should just get into a car and drive to a historic land mark about 30 miles away.
79
12/01/2021 11:16:17 6 4
bbc
Only 30 miles won't work; it's nowhere near far enough. You have to drive at least 270 miles in the previous 5 days for it to work properly.
33
Ian
12/01/2021 10:54:08 3 17
bbc
Not just eyes ??

We must monitor all aspects of our health because the healthcare system has all of its resources diverted to Covid.

I monitor ...

??????? Exercise
??????? Blood pressure
??????? Weight
??????? ECG
??????? Fat
??????? Water %
??????? Temperature
??????? Sleep

I have about 4 different devices to do all of this, which all feed into one app. ??
80
12/01/2021 11:16:46 3 0
bbc
Sad
81
12/01/2021 11:16:57 1 0
bbc
In the early 1960s my optician, who had been an ophthalmic surgeon, told me to exercise my eyes - without moving my head, moves eyes to focus on the four corners of a wall (ceiling and floor) for a few minutes every day. As I’ve gotten older, my short-sightedness has improved. It seeming was exercise for the eye muscles to help with distance vision.
99
12/01/2021 11:22:41 0 0
bbc
Short sight issues usually decrease as we get old as the eye changes shape. I used to be short sighted, not that I reached my mid 40's I'm not short sighted anymore, it's gone the other way.
23
12/01/2021 10:46:28 24 6
bbc
In case it helps I've looked at a screen for 12 hours+ pretty much every day for 20 years and I can still see fine :)

Daylight is preferable where possible though.
82
12/01/2021 11:17:00 3 0
bbc
Indeed, this article misses research from more recent years (studies such as those carried out in Asia) that look at natural daylight deprivation. This Al Jazeera article from 2012 discusses similar issues: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2012/05/04/study-most-myopic-school-leavers-in-asia/ Age, also relevant as eye change worsens or stabilises at different points.
142
12/01/2021 12:39:56 0 0
bbc
That's very interesting.

Completely anecdotal, but I have alway found natural light make my eyes feel relaxed after a long days work. It would make sense that sunlight is good for us (who knew!)
9
KRR
12/01/2021 10:36:54 5 23
bbc
One of the many reasons, post-Covid, we must resist attempts to force people to work from home, especially from short-sighted employers who see a way of reducing their accommodation costs.
83
12/01/2021 11:17:07 3 0
bbc
'short-sighted employers'

LOL
84
12/01/2021 11:07:36 2 7
bbc
I know it's a library image, but NO masks!
85
12/01/2021 11:08:34 1 0
bbc
I have been using ethosheaven heavenly eye drops for CVS as I work from home and was concerned about screen glare and not correct lighting working from home and the affect it has on my eyes after a cataract opertion
76
12/01/2021 11:15:14 8 14
bbc
It's not Covid, so why would they. Part of the conspiracy is to ruin the nations health by protecting them from a n incredibly trivial virus
86
12/01/2021 11:18:16 2 3
bbc
Can they protect me from an incredibly trivial YOU?
59
12/01/2021 10:50:40 10 25
bbc
The picture of an old person is highly misleading.

We should be worried about the impact of all the "online learning" on kids. As well as it being grossly inferior to being in the classroom they are having their eyesight buggered.

Kids NEED to be back in school. The virus risk to them is negligible, and it's really tiny for most of their teachers.

Stop sacrificing young people!
87
12/01/2021 11:18:37 3 1
bbc
Some people are just plain thick. Never argue with an idiot, they'll win due to experience.
121
12/01/2021 11:32:40 1 0
bbc
"Some people are just plain thick."

You got that right. They are too stupid to see that the collateral damage of lockdowns and restrictions vastly outweigh any harm this virus has or might yet do.
59
12/01/2021 10:50:40 10 25
bbc
The picture of an old person is highly misleading.

We should be worried about the impact of all the "online learning" on kids. As well as it being grossly inferior to being in the classroom they are having their eyesight buggered.

Kids NEED to be back in school. The virus risk to them is negligible, and it's really tiny for most of their teachers.

Stop sacrificing young people!
88
12/01/2021 11:18:39 2 2
bbc
I've missed your common sense comments on TES. The biggest bug bear of ruining education in the name of this trivial virus is the mis-use of the word fair. Fair exams have been cancelled and replaced by a system which isn't fair; every teacher will assess grades differently and if mini exams are used there is a greater chance that some students will have missed all of the content.
122
12/01/2021 11:35:22 0 0
bbc
Yes, the TES script kiddies have made sure that anything I write immediately gets deleted.

Like so many, their "journalists" idea of freedom of speech is being free to hold the same opinions as them.
89
12/01/2021 11:18:48 1 4
bbc
Is this a "news" story to try to keep opticians open? Proper lockdown please will get it over with quicker
117
12/01/2021 11:37:41 1 0
bbc
1. Opticians provide an essential health service.

2. The fastest way to get the epidemic over is to force people to attend unregulated house parties every day & night until everybody has contracted the virus. With enforcement of this we could get the epidemic over in 10 days.
44
12/01/2021 10:57:57 11 4
bbc
still harping on about that a year later eh.?
90
12/01/2021 11:12:05 1 4
bbc
Yes. We will continue to mention Cummings until he apologises.

But he's too arrogant to do that.
115
12/01/2021 11:33:56 2 0
bbc
Explain exactly what he should apologise for. Me, I couldn't give 2 hoots about him, but really, what should he apologise for.? Will it change anything.? I'm seriously interested as to how him apologising will make life better all of a sudden.
91
12/01/2021 11:19:10 1 10
bbc
Opticians have absolutely nothing to do with the health of your eyes, all they want is to flog you some new expensive glasses and frames and lots of lens coatings and then change your prescription next year and flog you another load.
Dentists are the same but with teeth, its not oral hygiene its what they can flog you while your there.
105
12/01/2021 11:26:33 4 1
bbc
I wonder if you'll feel the same if you develop cataracts, which will beundectected or, worse still, a tumour on the brain. I was diagnosed and treated for the former, my son for the latter. Both were detected regular eye tests.
107
12/01/2021 11:28:22 2 0
bbc
How much nonsense can you get into one post?
59
12/01/2021 10:50:40 10 25
bbc
The picture of an old person is highly misleading.

We should be worried about the impact of all the "online learning" on kids. As well as it being grossly inferior to being in the classroom they are having their eyesight buggered.

Kids NEED to be back in school. The virus risk to them is negligible, and it's really tiny for most of their teachers.

Stop sacrificing young people!
92
12/01/2021 11:19:33 1 1
bbc
I guess you're not a teacher, go sacrifice your own life.
54
12/01/2021 11:01:16 10 10
bbc
So move...
93
12/01/2021 11:19:44 5 7
bbc
You are one sick individual
38
12/01/2021 10:56:42 11 9
bbc
Someone's got a chip on their shoulder......
94
12/01/2021 11:20:16 1 1
bbc
Someone loves chips at breakfast time and like to keep them at weird places.
76
12/01/2021 11:15:14 8 14
bbc
It's not Covid, so why would they. Part of the conspiracy is to ruin the nations health by protecting them from a n incredibly trivial virus
95
12/01/2021 11:20:33 4 5
bbc
Over 90,000 deaths in the UK so far is "trivial", is it Doug?

You really are a nice considerate chap, aren't you...
126
12/01/2021 11:55:16 0 0
bbc
Consider this lefty. In 10 Months!!? of course 90000 deaths is trivial. From 3 million infections, that implies a recovery rate of 97%.
I fear that bleeding heart lefties are sadly ignorant to the facts of life and require the rest of us to tuck them in at night.
70
12/01/2021 10:58:09 7 6
bbc
Be very clear on this, YOU need to think about your eyesight EVERYDAY ...because the NHS won't bother.
96
Ian
12/01/2021 11:20:35 3 0
bbc
The same way you need to think about what you eat, remember to clean your teeth, get some exercise . . . or do you think a nurse should be popping round your house every day to cook your dinner, clean your teeth and push you out the door?
33
Ian
12/01/2021 10:54:08 3 17
bbc
Not just eyes ??

We must monitor all aspects of our health because the healthcare system has all of its resources diverted to Covid.

I monitor ...

??????? Exercise
??????? Blood pressure
??????? Weight
??????? ECG
??????? Fat
??????? Water %
??????? Temperature
??????? Sleep

I have about 4 different devices to do all of this, which all feed into one app. ??
97
PJ
12/01/2021 11:21:51 2 0
bbc
Devices, apps or your own brain - doesn't matter how you monitor those things but we should definitely take better responsibility for our own health.
98
12/01/2021 11:22:30 4 4
bbc
Yet another example of how our overall health and well-being is being harmed by this myopic government. And I blame the idiots who voted them in.
138
12/01/2021 12:18:11 1 1
bbc
So anyone who does not vote the same as you is a idiot? It's called democracy a concept that is alien to fascist lefties
154
12/01/2021 13:47:46 0 0
bbc
Ha Ha
81
12/01/2021 11:16:57 1 0
bbc
In the early 1960s my optician, who had been an ophthalmic surgeon, told me to exercise my eyes - without moving my head, moves eyes to focus on the four corners of a wall (ceiling and floor) for a few minutes every day. As I’ve gotten older, my short-sightedness has improved. It seeming was exercise for the eye muscles to help with distance vision.
99
12/01/2021 11:22:41 0 0
bbc
Short sight issues usually decrease as we get old as the eye changes shape. I used to be short sighted, not that I reached my mid 40's I'm not short sighted anymore, it's gone the other way.
55
12/01/2021 11:01:50 15 0
bbc
I have one app - my brain which I use regularly
100
12/01/2021 11:22:43 4 0
bbc
Use it or lose it??

Those who rely on unnecessary technology will find that they'll also struggle to do basic tasks as they get older and massively increase their chances of brain degeneration