Reduce Computer Monitor Eye Strain in 2 Easy Steps

Many readers have thanked me for 2 simple tips which have helped them reduce monitor induced eye strain…. so here they are again.

headache eyestrainIn fact I have applied these 2 simple fixes on several computers and they have reported a definite reduction of computer vision syndrome and eye strain. You may also try these 2 simple fixes.

Turn on ClearType in Microsoft Windows XP – ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. It improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. Readability on CRT monitors can also be improved. You see better and see clearer with reduced eyestrain.

Increase your Monitor Refresh Rate – The basic thing is that monitors flicker. Many users are used to the computer monitor flicker, or your eyes are not sensitive enough to detect it, but the flicker is there. And till it flickers, it will irritate your eyes and cause eye strain. 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 headache.

Ever since I have optimized my refresh rate and switched to ClearType, I can assure you would want to do the same!