Eyestrain with 12" PB

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

  1. macrumors newbie


    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. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Would turning the brightness down help?
  3. macrumors newbie


    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. macrumors 6502a

    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. macrumors 65816


    Seems you need an iBook 14"
  6. macrumors 68000

    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. macrumors 68000



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


    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. macrumors 68000


    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. macrumors 6502a


    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. macrumors newbie


    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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