Eyestrain with 12" PB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by happycamper, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. happycamper macrumors newbie

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    Wow, this screen is throwing off so much radiation my eyes are basically watering non-stop when I use it. I have to wear sunglasses most of the time, but they don't help that much either. Does anybody else have this problem? If so, what can I do about it?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. happycamper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It didn't really seem to. The sunglasses don't really help either... At some point, at this rate, I won't be able to see the screen anymore!
     
  4. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    not had a problem...

    you sure it's this 'radiation'

    or is it just that you are having to strain your eyes to see the screen?
     
  5. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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  6. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    The only radiation coming off a 12" PB LCD is visible light, which is perfectly harmless of course!

    Sounds like you are getting eye strain due to having poor eyesight or an incorrect perscription for your glasses/contacts. When was the last time you had your eyes checked?
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Not to make too light of the issue, seems you may need a bigger screen.
     
  8. weg macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you're pretty much the only one who complains that the 12" PB display is too bright ;-) With 80-120cd/m2 it's way below the 140cd/m2 that is typical for notebooks of other manufacturers..
    I guess your problem is not the brightness but the size of the display..
     
  9. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Before selling and buying a bigger screen try:
    -Turning brightness down
    -Decrease screen resolution to the second or third highest setting.
    -Buy a clip-on screen magnifier if the above doesn't work.
     
  10. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    I've been able to see my 12" PB screen fine as long as I have my contact lenses in. If I don't, my eyes hurt like all hell. I'd see your optometrist, maybe even take your 12" in with you, and figure out what's going on.
     
  11. happycamper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Glad to hear that the only other people who know what I'm talking about have some eye issues too. I'll hit the optometrist and hope that a newer rx might solve this irritating problem... Thanks for all the info ya'll.
     

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