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Reducing eye strain from computer use

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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 12:19:12 PM


I Use my laptop a lot at school and for homework and as a result often find my eyes quite tired, i was hoping to get some advice on some ideas i had to reduce it, one of them was to replace the current 20 inch 1600*900 monitor im using when im at home witb a 27 inch 1080p monitor and then downscale the resolution to make icons and text bigger as well as getting some bias lighting and was wondering
how effective these ideas were and if you guys have any other sugestions
a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 12:28:28 PM

go to the optometrist. explain your situation. he may prescribe a pair of "computer" friendly glasses ( prescription ). they actually do help.
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October 5, 2013 12:29:12 PM

install f.lux, I have it on my work and home PC and it makes a heck of a difference! it changes the colour tint to a warmer one as it gets later in the day, so in the morning and afternoon the colour tint is neutral (white) and in the evenings it fades to a warmer orange tint so it's easier on the eyes.
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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 12:29:58 PM

yeh one problem with that im already wearing glasses and i got new ones a few months ago and getting new perscription glasses are expensive
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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 12:37:43 PM

working with light open will help a bit. turning down the brightness of the screen will be the best solution. there is no need to downscale the resolution you can customize the dpi and icons while keeping 1080p.
if you are running windows 7 right click on the desktop and select screen resolution then go to make icons and text smaller or larger hope that helps :) 
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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 12:39:59 PM

if you have an "America's Best" you should be able to get a pair of frames and lenses for under $90............. mine are safety frames and lenses. ( check around. don't go to pearl vision center or similar shops. the prices are unjustifiable.

I have a pair I use just for the computer. amazing how they reduce eye strain to the point it's non existent.
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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 12:58:36 PM

nope we dont
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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 1:03:15 PM

legokill101 said:
nope we dont


ever hear of the internet?
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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 1:12:46 PM

swifty_morgan said:
legokill101 said:
nope we dont


ever hear of the internet?


of course he does he is already using it you could have sent him a link to those glasses than referring to shops near you
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a b C Monitor
October 5, 2013 1:39:28 PM

JOHNN93 said:
swifty_morgan said:
legokill101 said:
nope we dont


ever hear of the internet?


of course he does he is already using it you could have sent him a link to those glasses than referring to shops near you


maybe you should provide a link.
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