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    eye problems common with artists?

    I've heard eye problems are common with artists is this true?


    Any famous artists with eye problems?


    I myself have evaparotive dry eyes and i'm on restasis. Drawing can be a challenge when i start getting shooting pains in my eye's.


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    I'm pretty sure eye problems are just as common as with non-artists.

    ...I'm near-sighted.

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    I'm short sighted, with slight astigmatism, and have posterior uveitis, but I have super strength corneas (for repelling lasers).

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    I have astigmatism but I have a super high sperm count.

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    This is going to become the new TMI thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    I have astigmatism but I have a super high sperm count.
    Which is ironic...

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    Oh snap, I just got that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    Oh snap, I just got that...
    Well, when you concentrate all your efforts into one spot...

    I'm nearsighted too, and I mean REALLY nearsighted.
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    I'm long sighted, just got glasses last week for the computer and reading.
    Ever just woken up and gone "shit, does the world around me exist"?

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    i knew id been lacking something, my bet wouldnt have been on the lack of eye problems though.
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    im with stareater, terrible eyesight, but lovely glossy flowing hair on my palms
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    I have astigmatism, specs that look like the end of a coke bottle and a healthy dose of R/G colourblindness.

    Did I win anything?

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    I have hypertensive uveitis in one eye, at the start of the year I had 20/20 vision and now have to wear glasses after having to get a cataract operation, also I've lost some of the colour vision from the affected eye.

    However I think the question was about famous artists with eye conditions, I found this link that shows pictures of how they reckoned Monet and Degas would have seen their works when they were affected by eye conditions.
    http://med.stanford.edu/news_release...april/art.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I have super strength corneas (for repelling lasers).
    Some people would call that a superpower.

    I have retinitis pigmentosa and cataracts - getting a operation for that soon though so hopefully I'll be back to glorious technicolour this time next year.

    I used to think I got into art because of my eyesight, for the sheer bloodymindedness of it...

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    Damn, the double+ entendre euphemisms posted thus far are impossible for me to beat at the moment - just woke up.

    As for me, I have short-sightedness. I actually find it somewhat of a boon to take off my glasses at times. For being able to see the world how I really see it through my own eyes; the general shapes and colours and forms, unsharpened and unfocused.

    I'm one often fond of metaphors and such, so I could it could be interpreted as me, although seeing the world blurred and clear - is still much more 'free' and focused than the rest; doing so with aids.

    That or before I mus-judge something blurry on the horizon, and it turns out to be a 10-ton truck.
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    eye problems are very common with everybody nowadays. We live in a world that depends on electronic devices. Watching a monitor all day, or drawing (because you are an artist) will definitely hurt your eyes one way or another

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