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post Dec 19 2007, 12:57 PM
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Just out of totally curiosity I was wondering if anyone else here suffers with eyestrain when they have been practiciing really intensley ?? I have been sweeping non stop for an hour and a half this morning (after speed picking too) and really feel the strain ! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 01:07 PM
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I can practice for hours without eyestrain... But I do pause a lot in between (cup of tea, email etc).
Are you long-sighted? It's normal then to straina bit when looking at something close (I.E. Fretboard smile.gif).
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post Dec 19 2007, 01:11 PM
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not that im aware of, i mean i can read up close and real far away!! I dont tend to break as much as I should I know!! Its not a problem or anything, Im just very intense with my practice sessions !! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 01:14 PM
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Sometimes, mainly if its a bit late at night and I`m tired too, my wife often comments on red eyes if I`ve hit the guitar hard (not literally) the night before.


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post Dec 19 2007, 01:16 PM
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Ok so that's not the problem..
There's a solution I've heard for computer eyestrain: look at something at a different distance, like a wall, every so often. Eyestrain can be caused by focusing a long time on something fixed (guitar, monitor, tv etc). Try that wink.gif
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post Dec 19 2007, 01:20 PM
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QUOTE (Freebird @ Dec 19 2007, 12:16 PM) *
Ok so that's not the problem..
There's a solution I've heard for computer eyestrain: look at something at a different distance, like a wall, every so often. Eyestrain can be caused by focusing a long time on something fixed (guitar, monitor, tv etc). Try that wink.gif


hey thats a great tip!!! I think this does come from strairing at the fretboard for far to long !

QUOTE (Smells @ Dec 19 2007, 12:14 PM) *
Sometimes, mainly if its a bit late at night and I`m tired too, my wife often comments on red eyes if I`ve hit the guitar hard (not literally) the night before.


laugh.gif laugh.gif I just had this image of you looking at your wife with these red eyes like youd been out all night !! laugh.gif smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 19 2007, 12:20 PM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif I just had this image of you looking at your wife with these red eyes like youd been out all night !! laugh.gif smile.gif


Yea thats pretty much what she says "if I didnt know what you`d been doing then I`d think you`d been on the beer all night!" laugh.gif (well..maybe sometimes there is a couple of bottles of beer thrown into the equation laugh.gif )


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post Dec 19 2007, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Dec 19 2007, 12:26 PM) *
Yea thats pretty much what she says "if I didnt know what you`d been doing then I`d think you`d been on the beer all night!" laugh.gif (well..maybe sometimes there is a couple of bottles of beer thrown into the equation laugh.gif )


nice snowman btw wink.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 02:18 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 19 2007, 01:17 PM) *
nice snowman btw wink.gif


lol ta smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 02:25 PM
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not usually my eyes that get me, usually my hands smile.gif

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post Dec 19 2007, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (nickmarx12345678 @ Dec 19 2007, 01:25 PM) *
not usually my eyes that get me, usually my hands smile.gif


I have problems with my fretting hand for the first 9 months, I was very worried I may have to stop! But as soon as i altered my routine around to start of slow and end upfast the problems went away.

If your still haveing problems maybe we can look at your routine smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 09:58 PM
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Yes!

I suffer eyestrain too after more than an hour practising non-stop.

I'm a little bit short sighted, and when I fininsh playing and I raise my head above the frets, I swear I see everything beyond the guitar quite blurry.

Luckily it goes away fast, in a few minutes I'm back to normal, but I guess I should stop every 20 minutes or so, or maybe look away from the fretboard from time to time.


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post Dec 19 2007, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Dec 19 2007, 08:58 PM) *
Yes!

I suffer eyestrain too after more than an hour practising non-stop.

I'm a little bit short sighted, and when I fininsh playing and I raise my head above the frets, I swear I see everything beyond the guitar quite blurry.

Luckily it goes away fast, in a few minutes I'm back to normal, but I guess I should stop every 20 minutes or so, or maybe look away from the fretboard from time to time.


yes fran thats just like what I experience !! smile.gif Glad im not the only one wink.gif Mine goes away after 10 mins usually laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Dec 20 2007, 03:17 AM
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I used to get it pretty bad..

Used to play this game a few years ago called World of warcraft , and sit STARING at the screen for hours on end and my vision would go like back, it was realllly freaky, It always seems like the world was like 20 times bigger, cool, but really annoying, Now I make it so I have to turn around while playing gutiar to look at the computer screen. Never happed since.

Now, The only time I get it is from, just being overtired, or excersising alot, Everything is just blurry and it takes longer to focus, goes away quick though.

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post Dec 20 2007, 03:10 PM
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It's normal to see blurry at distances after focusing for a long time onto something close, like a book, guitar, etc. It happens to me when reading if I particularly like the book because I get hooked and until I finish the book I won't stop reading biggrin.gif
Anyway the cool thing about guitar is that you don't actually have to look to play biggrin.gif (I remember seeing a tiopic here about the benefits of playing in the dark) It helps when learning but when muscle memory is there you don't need to. Especially when practicing repetitive exercises I read forums and stuff on computer....
So every so often just look away from the guitar, that'll make your eyes less tired smile.gif
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