Question Help with a low-light streaming setup and eye care!

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AnimexGamer

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Hello! Since the pandemic, we've had online classes and I am sitting in front of my computer for an unhealthy amount of time (12 hours - 16 hours) because of online classes (and studying after hours) and that I also love gaming. Here is a view of my current setup when I'm streaming:



Please don't judge I know it's kind of a budgety setup. The brightest sources of light here are the makeshift hanging lamp and the monitor at that brightness. To the camera, it looks like this:





It looks good in the stream because it provides enough lighting to my face and also the quality really doesn't bother me much because my facecam is just sitting in a corner somewhere.



Here is my setup when I'm just casually gaming. It looks cool in my eyes and I like the aesthetic of it, so that's why I keep it that way.

Lately, my vision has not been so good and it's apparent when I try to look at long distance objects which I could see clearly before the pandemic but seems so blurry and unclear now. It is very bad at night where everything seems blurry when I look at the road and in street lights and traffic lights.

Is it possible that my lighting is adequate and it's just the increased amount of time in front of the monitor that's damaging my eyes? Or is it because the lighting is very poor and I have been unknowingly damaging my own vision for the past 2 years? If it is about the lighting, to which I know very little about lighting ergonomics, what would you suggest I do? There are some cheap Xiaomi monitor lights that I could buy but I don't know if that would be useful.

FYI this room does not have windows as it is in an interior part of the house, and while it does have a room light, it is a very dim warm yellow and I don't like it. I could replace it with a whiter, brighter bulb if I need to. Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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"Lately, my vision has not been so good and it's apparent when I try to look at long distance objects which I could see clearly before the pandemic but seems so blurry and unclear now. It is very bad at night where everything seems blurry when I look at the road and in street lights and traffic lights. "

Take all of the above information and photographs to your doctor.

You need medical advice. Not computer/technical advice.

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