Epictetus – The chief task in life is simply this

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own….” — Epictetus

Curse Of Technology: Danger Of PCs & Smartphones To Eyes

Apart from cataract, hole-in-retina is increasing day by day: frequencies of mobile towers, wifi, bluetooth, infrared and other frequencies that our electronics emit add somewhere to spoiling our health — this is curse of technology, I think. Some would say, nothing happens; but who are suffering would take all the necessary precautions.

First let’s check our environment and some gadgets we are fond of. All kinds of Radio Waves and Emission hit our bodies and its sensitive organs like brain, eyes, heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and others.

Good companies are cautious about environment, and they do R&D about their product — here is a term “Carbon Footprint” you must aware of if you use Desktop PC, Laptops, and other things. This is good post (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/12/carbon-footprint-internet) to get started with Carbon Footprint. Below I found few links; for other brands just type brand name and the keywords (i.e., Asus Carbon Footprint).

Apple: http://www.apple.com/in/environment/
Dell: http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/corp-comm/environment_carbon_footprint_products
HP: http://h30248.www3.hp.com/cfc/index.html

Thing to note down is, never ever use your electronic gadgets in closed room — there must be proper ventilation.

Damages To The Eyes

Eyes are comfortable with nature, they heal themselves with green nature and blue sky or when we close our eyes. But change in temperament, darkness-to-brightness and brightness-to-darkness; and fluctuation in brightness itself — all this add up to partial or permanent damages to our eyes. And things like Carbon and other Radio Waves work like catalyst to the damage.

A small example is Computer Mouse, it works by infrared; if you put this mouse on your thigh you may feel some penetrating sensations. Though we don’t use Mouse on our bodies but other gadgets which run by infrared, emit these waves and these waves hit our bodies.

As moving water grinds a big stone into a pebble and pebble into dust. I think external influences which hit our body cause partial or permanent damages to our organs in a short or long run.

Hole In Retina

There may be one of many reasons. One by common-sense is, too much stress on eye. And there are many reasons of this stress as follows:

# Working on screen for a longer time without any eye rest.
# Using screen (mobile or tab) at night, and reading messages time to time for each notification.
# Excess of Infrared, Bluetooth, Wifi Frequencies, and other types or Radio Waves.
# Rubbing your eyes with your hands frequently.

Cure Of Eye Trouble

Doctors, Regular Check-ups: People who work in IT industries (or work for longer duration on bright screen) should get their eyes checked up once in a quarter of a year, specially retina, it has different machine and costs more than ordinary check up. Hole in Retina at initial stage could be filled up otherwise there might be less chances for a successful operation, and one might lose one’s eye forever.

Frequent relaxation and exercises: Closing your eyes is best relaxation. And for exercise you should consult your doctor.

Antibacterial drops and Lubrication: Lubrication in eyes is for avoiding stiffness and getting flexibility; it is necessary for everyone who works on computer, and it should be taken regularly. Antibacterial drops are for cleanliness of eyes, and they should take on a doctor consultation.


There are two good links I find out related to this post.

On Radio Frequncy Radiation: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/radiofrequency-radiation.html

Video (in Hindi) related to the eye problem: