Avoiding Computer Eyestrain, any suggestions?

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  1. ruger999

    ruger999 Newbie

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    Hey, did any of you guys ever suffered from eyestrain caused by computers?

    as time passes I find it more and more stressful for my eyes to read text displayed on computers, which of course hinders my work... I think it could be related (not exclusively though) to text size being too small, so I'm trying to enlarge text in most webpages, which is sometimes also a PITA as i have to start scrolling horizontally.
    in that context, I don't know why higher resolutions are considered to be a "good" thing when someone is buying a pc/monitor, as they make text even smaller..?

    I work mostly with a laptop, not sure if connecting it to a bigger monitor would help, as i've tried connecting it to a 42" plasma TV, and my eyes felt even worse.

    I was wondering if someone had similar experience and can describe what did they do to overcome it...? maybe I have to look for a monitor with certain specifications..?
     
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    divok Senior Member

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    take one finger/pen and concentrate on it . Then move it away from you slowly ,then bring it towards your nose. Keep repeating this for a few minutes every hour or a two.
     
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    Use workrave - tells you to take a break every 20/40/60. You can choose.

    Best of all it is free!
     
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    Keep a wet strip of cloth on your eyes once in 4-5 hours for 5 mins.
    It really helps :)
     
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    Pango Brightness.
     
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    Install flux

    Take regular breaks

    If you need to wear glasses, make sure your prescription is current and up to date
     
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  9. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I didn't like Flux and just decided to get Gunnar glasses. My eyes never get tired anymore but I still look away from the computer, out of my window into the distance to relax the eyes even more.
     
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    Not trying to spam here as I am new, but I just started a website that deals with this exact product. F.lux works well also. My glasses are like Gunnars but 1/2 the price.