iPad Does any body experience eye straining on the new iPad (2017)?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flowave, Mar 30, 2017.


Anybody feeling the eyestrain on the new iPads? (2017)

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
  2. No

    57 vote(s)
  3. I'm not sure.

    3 vote(s)
  4. Didn't buy it.

    36 vote(s)
  1. flowave macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2014
    I had one macbook air 2011 that caused eye burning sensation after watching for 10 minutes.
    After that I had numerous ipads and macbooks and they were fine.
    Until I faced with these new iPads. I ordered two 32gb and 128gb WIFI versions.

    They feel different than other iPads for my eyes. I feel eye straining after looking at them. I will see how it progress, but just wanted to know if anybody else is feeling eye strains.
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Nope. No eye strain. At least no more than usual compared to most other iPads.

    I think the Pro 9.7 might be easier on the eyes, though.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The 9.7 Pro has Tru-Tone display, which has a much easier transition on the eyes with a more natural tone. However, the new 9.7 iPad is supposedly significantly brighter than the Air 2. Blue light can cause eye strain as well, which warmer tones or Night shift helps with this.
  4. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013
    Your supposed to take a break from screens every hour. Are you doing that?
  5. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
  6. Mackinjosh Suspended

    Aug 21, 2014
    The new iPad is significantly warmer in color than the Air 2. If you're using it at max brightness, you'll have a problem. If you're not and still have a problem, get some UV blocker glasses. I have to use them with MacBooks because they're notoriously bad.
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Guessing new iPad doesn't have true tone display?
  8. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Nope and by age 20 I'll probably be blind :mad::eek:, not really but electronics have destroyed my eyes.
  9. flowave thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2014
    I still feel eye burning sensation after looking at it for 20 minutes. I had iPad air2, air 1, iPad 3, and none of them do this. I can look at them for all day no problem. No I am not using it at full brightness. I don't think night shift helps. It is something with the display that is bothers me. The burning sensation or dryness continues even after not looking at it. There has been numerous devices that caused it for sensitive people since 2008. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1677617?start=60&tstart=0 I
    I think this iPad would be another one on the list for me.
  10. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri
    No problem here. In fact I much prefer the iPad Pro 9.7 screen over my iPad Air 2.
  11. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    No eye strain using the Ipad.... but my hand has repetitive strain from using the Ipad.
    These devices are dangerous ;) but at least they don't seem to blow up! :cool:
  12. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2012
    That article is specifically talking about PWM, which really can cause a lot of eye irritation because that means the brightness is controlled by pulsing the display on and off at full power. Apple hasn't used PWM dimming in any device in a long time (but get ready for a return to flicker mode with OLED panels, which all currently use PWM).

    It's very unlikely that this display uses PWM, but grab a slow motion video of the display and see if you can spot any flickering or "crawling" effect.
  13. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    You do know the price point these sell at, right?

    The question is superfluous.
  14. Mackinjosh Suspended

    Aug 21, 2014
    Used it for two days now a ton. No eye strain whatsoever.
  15. Jodiuh macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2009
    It's the last thing I would have expected.

    I returned an air 2 after using it for a week. I've had a 6S for almost a year. No issues.

    I know what a PWM backlight feels like.

    After using the new iPad for about an hour my eyes feel terrible. Pain, irritation, dryness, the beginning of a headache...went back to my iPhone and now the pain is started to level out.

    I'll give it a little more time, but I'm 90% sure the new model isn't flicker free. Which...sucks. Of all the things for them to screw up.
  16. Leo90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2014
    No eye straining here. Overall I am really impressed with this iPad.
  17. 220volt macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2017
  18. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    No, and I have 20/30 vision with chronic dry eye and astigmatism in both eyes... I have no issues with the new iPad at all. Obviously YMMV, but I threw in that info on my eyes to add some perspective. ;)

  19. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Is there any correlation between eyestrain using the 2017 iPad and being able to spot individual pixels on a retina display that is 5 feet away?
  20. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
  21. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    OP, you probably have the brightness set too high.

    The iPad (2017) is among the brightest at up 500 nits matching the iPad Pro.
  22. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    No eye strain here - it's a similar specced screen to the android I had been using; that didn't give me any strain, either.
  23. flowave thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2014
    I do believe part of it is brightness issue. It is a bit better bring it down a bit.

    But I think it is mainly due to bluer screen.

    Still, I find it reading on it is more hard on eyes than air 1.

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  24. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
    Have you tried blinking? :D

    Or nightmode? Brightness? Taking a break?
  25. Mackinjosh Suspended

    Aug 21, 2014
    Bluer? My new iPad screen is incredibly warm. iPad Air 2, now there's a screen that favors a cooler color scale.

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