Help needed for eye strain

  Mutant_Llama 16:43 18 Aug 2005

Wondered if anyone else out there has suffered this, and if so how to get around it?

I have just bought an Acer 5021 laptop and since using it I am getting painful eye strain. I have raised the refresh rate to over 100htz in Windows and then used REFORCE to force an 85htz rate across the board.

Still getting the problem though, I have just raised it to over eye level (as I hear the this is supposed to help) but wondered if anyone else has ever suffered this?

  Graham ® 17:00 18 Aug 2005

Increase the text size?

  Completealias 17:03 18 Aug 2005

Try lowering the brightness of your screen, If I am correct I don't think refreash rates make a difference with LCD and TFT monitors as they don't operate in the same way as a CRT monitor.

  wee eddie 17:07 18 Aug 2005

Try using it in different lighting conditions. In other words, move the screen to a position where bright light is not striking it directly.

Reset to default settings. Then, as Completealias says, adjust the brightness.

  Mutant_Llama 17:08 18 Aug 2005

Cheers mate, I have a feeling that it may well be the brightness so have knocked it down to minimum and will see if this helps. I am quite sure it is not the text size as I have a smaller resolution on a monitor and this is fine.

  VCR97 19:43 18 Aug 2005

I have an adjustable desk-lamp to one side of the lap-top. It reduces the contrast and makes viewing much less of a problem.

  Pooke 23:16 18 Aug 2005

I found reducing the brightness helped. When I bought my monitor it was set at 50% I have it at a big fat ZERO PERCENT now.


  Mutant_Llama 16:30 06 Apr 2006

Had to give up on a laptop, tried 3 different types and numerous different brightness and lighting setups, 2 minutes in and bad eye strain =(

Thanks anyway!

  wee eddie 18:00 06 Apr 2006

Some thoughts:

Most Laptop screens have a very limited range of viewing angles. So try moving the screen about a bit, actually it's easier to move your head up and down - or side to side, till you have the optimum position and then to adjust the screen so that you can type and view it at that particular angle.

  canard 00:37 07 Apr 2006

If you wear specs measure the distance from eye to screen and get lenses made with that distance focus. Mine is 18 inches and makes ALL the difference.

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