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Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#21 12 years ago

Have a light on, change the monitor's brightness setting down a long way so it's not glowing like the setting sun, turn the contrast setting up a long way so that you don't have to squint so much to make things out. Other than that turning the refresh rate up can help to reduce headaches.




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#22 12 years ago

I usually keep a light on somewhere around me when I use a computer. My eyes are bad enough as it is, I already wear glasses, and since originally getting glasses, my eyesight has only gotten worse (adjusting to glasses and all).




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#23 12 years ago
Nemmerle;3538785Have a light on, change the monitor's brightness setting down a long way so it's not glowing like the setting sun, turn the contrast setting up a long way so that you don't have to squint so much to make things out. Other than that turning the refresh rate up can help to reduce headaches.

Let it be known that if you have a flat-panel/LCD monitor, changing the refresh rate does nothing. It only works for CRT monitors. I believe the default is 60Hz. A higher rate is better. My old one only went up to 75, but I know some can get up to 120.




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#24 12 years ago

Points on LCD displays don't start to dim in the way that they do on a CRT so it doesn't matter that much for LCD displays.




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#25 12 years ago

if your really hurting, leave both eyes open and cover them with your hands for about 10 minutes at least... this lets the pigment in your eye start to reset and is more restful than just shutting your eyes because they still get oxygen and everything.... it's also a good cure for headaches that come with staring at the screen too long




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#26 12 years ago

Or, instead of all these wild ass suggestions, you could buy some irritation eyedrops, and work with light other than that coming from your monitor.




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#27 12 years ago

If you have a tendency to lean forward and get really close to your screen as you're working, put your laptop on a table and sit in a chair. You don't need to stretch your arms, but keep them extended in front of you so you can type comfortably while keeping 3 feet or so between your monitor and your face. Also get additional light sources. If the problem persists, commit to working on paper for a day and let your eyes rest.




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#28 12 years ago
NeverEndingBattle;3537211I've managed to strain my eyes to the point of not being able to look around without them hurting. I think it has to do with staring at my computer screen. My work requires me to be on the computer but I also want to get rid of the pain. Anyone have any suggestions? :uhm:

It is from look focusing your eyes too much, you can get it from looking at reflective water such as being out on a lake, or from being outside in the snow during a sunny day, best thing to do is close your eyes and take a asprin.