iPad iPad 4 hurts my eyes

Stu9

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It shouldn't but does!.....it's the retina thingy and should be fine, but after about 10-20 mins they're sore and that's it. I don't get it with the old laptop or desktop, just since i got the ipad

Looks like it'll be getting sold and my short lived days with it will be over, i like it alot too.....or is anything in the settings (apart from brightness which obviously is turned down) that'll help :(
 

Altis

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Is it the size of the text, or the poor contrast of the colors (ie. light grey on medium grey), or overall whiteness of everything?
 

Zmanbaseball2

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iPad 4 hurts my eyes

When I was jail broken, I used f.lux and loved it. Now I upgraded and lost f.lux. It took a long time to get used to the normal screen tone again. I love using flux on my PC though. Flux changes the screen tone to a warm color tone that is easy on eyes.
 

iThinkergoiMac

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If that's what it is then yes
Sounds like your brightness is too high. Does it help to turn the brightness down?

When I was jail broken, I used f.lux and loved it. Now I upgraded and lost f.lux. It took a long time to get used to the normal screen tone again. I love using flux on my PC though. Flux changes the screen tone to a warm color tone that is easy on eyes.
I love the idea of f.lux, but I hate what it does to the colors...
 

Wando64

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Have you discussed this with an optician? How are we supposed to help you with your eye problems?
If I had to attemp a guess, it has probably something to do with the distance and the angle from your eyes. Or it could be that your brightness is too high. Or maybe you use the ipad in dark environments too much (that would make even my eyes hurt after a while).
Did I mention you should discuss this with an optician?
 

medic27

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If your reading for knowledge vs casual reading, your eyes will hurt from real paper after several hours. There are eye exercise you can do to help. Better to take breaks.
E-ink will feel better on the eyes but compared to high resolution lcd they will both be similar eye strain after few hours.

Try changing to white text on black background. If you have astigmatism, off-white may be easier on the eyes.
 

Stu9

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Have you discussed this with an optician? How are we supposed to help you with your eye problems?
If I had to attemp a guess, it has probably something to do with the distance and the angle from your eyes. Or it could be that your brightness is too high. Or maybe you use the ipad in dark environments too much (that would make even my eyes hurt after a while).
Did I mention you should discuss this with an optician?
I was just saying ffs :rolleyes:

And yes i've turned the brightness down, it's the first thing i did!

No i don't use it in a dark'ish room either

And yes i'll see an optician
 

ABC5S

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My eyes were hurting to, than I did the following....

1. Bold Text

2. Text Size slight increase

3. Dim Brightness

4. Increase Contrast
 

decksnap

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I found that this goes away after a bit. Give it some time. Any switch to a new screen that is taking up a good chunk of eyeball time might do this if it's different than what you're used to. Your eyes will adjust.
 

Kaye Star

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Do you have vision problems?

I'm nearsighted and wear eyeglasses, and my eyes are really sensitive to high amounts of light. A change with the display settings might help.
 

Mac32

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It's really a shame that F.lux can't be used without jailbreaking the iPad, which is a no-no for me. F.lux makes a huge difference in viewing comfort.
 

SusanK

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Have you discussed this with an optician? How are we supposed to help you with your eye problems?
If I had to attemp a guess, it has probably something to do with the distance and the angle from your eyes. Or it could be that your brightness is too high. Or maybe you use the ipad in dark environments too much (that would make even my eyes hurt after a while).
Did I mention you should discuss this with an optician?

An optometrist or ophthalmologist would be a better choice for evaluation the eye issues. If you see one take the iPad Air with you to the appointment.

The optician makes glasses only.

You may be experiencing eye strain with the iPad Air. Hope you get this resolved