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?
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.
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 Settingsthat 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.
- Windows has