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What kind of monitors will irrirate our eyes less?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thesilent, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. thesilent

    thesilent Supreme Member

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    I am getting a new monitor very soon. Wondering is there a monitor that will irritate our eyes less when we are glued to the monitor for hours together. What size would be ideal, hd or normal monitors and etc... I usually take small breaks now and then but still my eyes ache.

    Any tips and suggestions appreciated.:popcorn:
     
  2. zonfar

    zonfar Power Member

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    all monitors are HD. I've never had a problem with eyes hurting and I stare at monitors 8+ hours a day haha.
     
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  3. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    1st thing: Get an eye test (serious)
    I remember in the 90's the rage used to be get one of those anti-glare things you used to put over your screen, they sorta work.
     
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  4. pigsnog

    pigsnog Registered Member

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    Get an Imac lol ;)
     
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  5. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    I'd say turn the brightness of your monitor down a little, set the refresh rate as high as possible, and make sure you have some lights on in the room.
     
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  6. MoneyMafia

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    Some advices:

    1 - Work only on day light , avoind working in darker spots or using artificial lights ..this damage your vision
    2 - Make small breaks after 10-20 mintes of watching the monitor. I have the monitor near the window and after 15 mins of work I simply watch through the window on people passing the street for a minute or 2. This way I make sre my long sight visions still stays in good shape <-- Very important
    3 -If you spend much time on the computer visit an opthician They can prescribe some special glasses with anti-reflection (or something like this Im not sure if this is the medical term). that you will use only when work at the computer
    4 - Don't stare at the monitor.. Move your eyes all over it and make sure you have the right brightness , contrast , and screen resolution.
     
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  7. mightybh

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    Now days monitors don't actually damage your eyes that much. The biggest problem is your eyes drying out simply because you don't blink as much when concentrating on the screen. I suggest you get some moisturising eye drops and use them whenever you spend a lot of time staring at the screen.
     
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  8. nirose

    nirose Senior Member

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    Just don't forget to blink regularly and drink some water (keep it near) regularly.

    Your eyes won't hurt a bit.
     
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  9. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    The refresh rate is what strains your eyes ;) Find something wth a high refresh rate, and you'll notice a difference, and less head aches.

    Even though you can't "See" the monitor refreshing, it's constantly turning the pixels, on and off, but your MIND can see it, the higher the refresh rate the faster it happens, and the less your brain has to strain to see the picture....

    Hope that helps...
     
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  10. matsta

    matsta Power Member

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    Another thing that can cause the irritation of the eyes is the lighting source of your monitor.

    Most budget monitors have a TN panel which is related to a flourescent tube to cut costs. These lights flicker but of course you don't notice it.

    You can look into getting a S-PVA panel or a IPS panel or getting a Macbook or a 24" Mac Screen which is LED.
     
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    trophaeum Senior Member

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    i wear glasses all day every day, play with the brightness/contrast, get a really freaking good refresh rate monitor (viewsonic have some nice 1's) and get your eyes retested regularly, personally i like 24" but i also have a 32" sony beside me as well i use randomly for other things, also make sure you are using dvi or hdmi connections for the monitor and not old vga shit
     
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  12. domainplayer

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    i think an LED monitor would irritate your eyes less but I'm not sure. Apple makes a really good one.
     
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  13. cooolr

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    wow you guys are making me seriously worried about the health of my eyes
     
  14. MuonTrail

    MuonTrail Registered Member

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    In addition to all the other suggestion, you want the brightness of your screen to match the brightness of the room you're working in as close as possible. This way, when you look back and fourth from your screen to other things in the room, your eyes won't adjust as severely to the differing light levels.

    Oh, and to hell with fluorescent lights. Get yourself some good ol power hungry halogen lighting in the room, if you have fluorescent.
     
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  15. proexploit

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    Type of monitor doesn't matter too much. High refresh rate is nice. Download Flux (google it). It changes your brightness by the time of day so the screen is always easy on your eyes.
     
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  16. matsta

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    How would a LED panel hurt your eyes. Since LED is a diode it's constantly emitting light and will therefore not flickr unlike fluorescent tubes. The really major downside to LED panels is that they cost quite a lot to produce hence the Apple one is the only available one to consumers at this time.
     
  17. domainplayer

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    yeah exactly
     
  18. hawke

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    What does Florescent tubes have to do with computer monitors?
     
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    They're talking about the old CRT monitors, which have fluorescent screens. CRT = cathode ray tube

    Code:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathode_ray_tube
     
  20. nice1

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    my eyes were 2020 for ages - then after I looked up from my screen after years my eyes are blurry - its sucks badly - i get red eye too - you never think it ll happen to you - but corective glassses with holes will retrain them to be strong again