Retina displays and glossy screens are all part of the new wave of high definition laptops, smartphones and tablets. Retina displays have given viewers a sharpness and clarity that was unheard of just a few short years ago, and virtually every type of video viewing screen, from televisions to GPS units, have some sort of high definition technology.
While the newer screens are the sharpest and clearest screens imaginable, consumers are starting to complain about retina fatigue, also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). This is a condition that occurs after spending time in front of the screen, from minutes to hours, and it can cause headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea and other symptoms. Once that happens, you may have to shut everything down and get away from staring at he screen.
No one genuinely knows what the actual cause of retina fatigue is, as some eyes are more sensitive than others. But there are some clues as to the reasons, and a lot of it might have to do with overall higher resolution, screen brightness, glare, excessive blue light emission or a combination thereof.
Of course, the best thing to do is to step away from the screen for awhile and let your eyes rest. Unfortunately, that isn’t always practical for many situations, especially if you make your living by using a computer monitor. But there are other things that can be done to reduce or eliminate retina fatigue.
Screen brightness can be turned down to a lower level, but you don’t want to lower it so far that your eyes begin to strain just to see the screen. There is also a software called Flux that can be used to reduce the blue light emission from the monitor. Finally, glare can be reduced by using an anti-glare screen protector.
Regardless of anything else, screen glare is a known cause of retina fatigue as your eyes struggle to focus through the glare and onto the screen. Glare is usually caused by bright lights hitting your screen, reflections from glossy walls, sunlight streaming through windows or from overhead fluorescent lighting. Which means, the first thing you want to do to combat retina fatigue is to install an anti-glare screen protector. And the best screen protectors come from NuShield. They are easy to install, and they’ll even prevent scratches and fingerprints too.
Your Eyes are Important
There are exercises that you can do at your desk with your eyes that only take seconds, but help to readjust your vision. You also must remember to blink, because not blinking can dry your eyes and turn it red. But if symptoms persist, you should always see an eye doctor, just to make sure there isn’t an underlying physical cause. You can find more information by reading our article on Computer Vision Syndrome.
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