New iPhone user : Eyes hurt, Headache too

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xoox, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Guys,

    Just purchased my new iPhone and I have observed that the device is giving a lot of strain to my eyes and my head aches too. I have tried reducing the brightness, but the problem still persists.Anyone faced it before?
     
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    Sounds like you might need reading glasses.

    There's an easy way to do a test: go to a local drug store and try some off-the-shelf reading glasses and see if you feel less strain.

    A cheap pair might be enough to help, but in the long run, you are better off getting a prescription pair (store bought pairs don't correct for astigmatism).
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    Have you visited an eye doctor lately?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I already wear glasses. But I haven't had this headache and problems with eye till two days back when I got my iPhone. The problems have started only after using the iPhone.

    There is no problem otherwise when I use my computer, or the older Samsung phone..
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    The same thing happened some years ago when I got my first Palm III. I'm not sure exactly how I eventually got used to it.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess our body system needs time to get adjusted to the halo of smartness surrounding these phones...uh..
     
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    techfreak85

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    I bet you are using the iPhone more than your old phone. That increased time is straining your eyes.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Possibly, but then I am like forever in front of my PC. This is not the first time I am exposed to some digital screen either..My earlier phone was also touchscreen..

    I am going to reduce the brightness completely and try it once more after sometime..
     
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    jmann

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    Your brain can't handle the awesomeness. Don't hold it too close to your head. You might get brain radiation. :p
     
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    You'll get used to it.
     
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    John T

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    Sounds like it's time your eyes were tested again! :)
     
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    greygray

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    I used to experience it when I first switched to the iPhone. Don't worry, you'll get better overtime. Just try not to use it excessively. ;)
     
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    When was the last time you had your eyes checked? The iPhone has a small screen and we use it a lot, so it would not be surprising if vision changes bothered you first on your iPhone.
     
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    The iPhone's screen, while large for a cell phone, is still extremely small, and the type is really, really small. It could be because you need to get used to the rendering and type on the phone.
     
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    The pain you feel is Steve Jobs punching you in the face with greatness. :apple:
     
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    TheSpaz

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    Does your iPhone display scan lines of any sort? A lot of iPhones have a problem with the refresh rate or something that causes horizontal lines to appear in the screen when you move your eyes or the device.

    I'm very lucky to have gotten an iPhone without these scan lines on my 4th return. I also tried buying an iPhone 3GS, but it also had the same issue. So for now, I'm just using my iPhone 3G.
     
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    hahaha! Best response ever.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    I'm a little late to the party but I wanted to see how XOOX's eyes are doing? Did you get used to the strain?

    I just bought a new Iphone and am experiencing very similar issues. I can't look at the phone for even a few seconds without feeling mild eye strain. I have reading glasses too and this has never been a problem for me on my old Blackjack or looking at any computer monitors. Heck, I'm an accountant and I stare at Excel spreadsheets all day without pain, but the Iphone has broken me.

    Anyway, just wanted to see if you eventually got used to it or if you returned it.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @iHurt

    I had completely forgotten about this problem until you posted here..I just guess all the headache and stuff went away after a few days or so..
     
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    We are the Apple. You have been assimilated. Resistance is futile. ;)
     
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    Resistance is never futile, I resist to buy an iPad until it has a camera... you can quote me on that.
     
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    Yeah, I'll probably resist for a while on buying one too.
     
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    DoNoHarm

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    Actually, reducing the brightness will make it worse, not better. Try using the phone in full brightness in a lit room. Don't use it in the dark. The darkness causes your pupils to dilate and this reduces the ability of your eyes to focus.
     
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    this is one of my biggest gripes about the iphone...u have to admit the fonts for text messages are too small,even my old motorola would let you change the fonts.....another plus for BB's your can change the font size and make it bold for easier reading..
    thanks again apple now update the damn phone ! :D
     
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