Seasick viewing new iPad4

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by plantguy, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    I received my new iPad4 last Friday, and when I look at it for a few minutes, I start feeling nauseus, and start getting a headache. I have been using an iPad2 all the time for a year and half, and an iPhone4 & 5 with no problems. I am guessing it is the larger retina screen that I am having trouble with. I was wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and are there any ways to help my eyes adjust to the retina screen. I have tried lowering the brightness, and have tried looking at it an hour and then recover, look, recover, etc., with no success so far.
  2. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    sell it and get a mini......and see an eye doc...

    seriously, what do you want someone to tell you here?
  3. macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    Since there are features I like on the iPad4, I was trying to see if anyone has had this problem, and been able to deal with it. This will help me decide if I should keep trying to adjust despite the problems, and perhaps get some tips on how to adjust or if I need to return it. I am sorry to have troubled the fine people on this site. I to have a question, "Why post if you have nothing good to say?"
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012

    It happens to me sometimes when playing 3d shooters on computer..
    It used to be so bad when playing quake that I would keep a trash can next to desk to kak into. but loved the game so much... oh well price you pay i guess..
  7. macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Goldeneye on the N64 used to make me feel dreadful! Still played it tho :D

    Re. the op; can't see why the iPad screen would make you feel like this... Strange indeed...
  8. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Although "seasick" isn't really the correct term, I can see why some people think they're feeling the nauseousness. There have been times when I've been reading something on my iPhone while walking and felt off balance. Fact is, some people just have it way worse than others. It is not tied to an iPad only, people have complained while playing video games on standard LCD TVs as well.

    OP, try to follow those tips posted above and see a doctor maybe.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
    I had this on my first iPad 2, switched it for another and didn't have the issue. The first had a yellower screen, the second had a bluer screen. It seemed my eyes where more attuned to the refresh in the first one.

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