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I have 30" 4K IPS LED, and have huge eyestrain. Can IPS LED technology cause more eyestrain then others, what are reasons to eyestrain and tips to avoid it?

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  • Well I don't know if this affects you or not certain shades of blue can cause eye strain. The last time I went to my doctor they offered a coating to block these shades of blue. Unfortunately, I don't suffer from eye strain so I can't confirm or deny there effectiveness.
    – cybernard
    Dec 1, 2023 at 17:38

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Modern screen types themselves won’t change much in terms of eye strain, but some things that might make a difference are:

  • Screen size: the bigger the screen, the further away you can sit from it comfortably, which can help with eye strain (I definitely noticed the difference when switching to a smaller screen)
  • Refresh rate: Higher refresh rates make the screen appear smoother, which can help reduce eye strain. 60hz is what cheaper monitors tend to be but 120hz is a lot better (although a lot more expensive)
  • Brightness: If a screen is too bright or too dark, it can contribute to eyestrain. Most monitors and OS have adjustable brightness, but of course different monitors will have different maximums and minimums.
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  • "I definitely noticed the difference when switching to a smaller screen" You have more strain on smaller screen? Refresh rate dont make a differnece at static pictures only at videos?
    – user707264
    Dec 1, 2023 at 15:01
  • @user628075 I noticed it because I had it closer to my face and my posture was also worse (it was a laptop, the way I wrote it might be a little confusing) . It doesn’t just improve videos, anything that isn’t an instant change will be smoother such as scrolling too, which can help.
    – Buzzyy
    Dec 1, 2023 at 15:17
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In addition to refresh rate, contrast and brightness, there are these to consider.

  • Longer hours can cause more eyestrain, regardless of technology.
  • If you are getting older, you may need to lubricate your eyes with eye drops
  • Prolong blue light on the screens causes eye strain and difficulty in sleeping.
    • Windows has Night Light Settings that you can use reduce blue light on a schedule.
    • I use f.lux which gives you greater control over the spectrum and times.
    • Some monitors (such as HP) allow to use choose between Cool, Warm, Neutral and custom modes.
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