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Combatting Computer Eyestrain

I spend waaay too much time staring at my computer screen and by the end of the day my eyes have gone completely googley-eyed! Below are two suggestions to help with prolonged computer screen exposure:

  • If you're using a PC, turn on ClearType in Microsoft Windows XP - ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing. It improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays.
  • You can also increase your Monitor Refresh Rate. Ever taken a video with a computer screen in the background? The monitor is always flickering! Most of our eyes have adapted to this flickering, or else you have eyes that are not sensitive enough to detect it, but the flicker is there. And till it flickers, it will irritate your eyes and cause eyestrain. Higher refresh rates are less likely to cause eyestrain. See what is the optimal refresh rate for your monitor and reduce flicker induced eyestrain and headaches.

For more info about ClearType and to download click Microsoft Cleartype.

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Betteroff Betteroff 9 years
Yay thanks this is really useful!!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
This is a great tip Geek! Looks like you're keeping readers healthy too!
Sasorisa Sasorisa 9 years
I'm CONSTANTLY staring at the screen... for 12 hours a day actually. Work = web design. Home = Watch shows s on my computer. Thanks for the tip!
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
By the way...everything is so nice and crisp! ~M~
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
Hey that's pretty neat! Thanks geek! :-) ~M~
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