retina burns my eyes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wiehazy, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. wiehazy macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2012
    seriously, the title says everything. ive the feeling the retina burns my retina (bad joke), its so sharp, its so white (ive got the samsung display) and after a while i get some headache.
    before all my display were "warmer" and not that cold white the retina has... and also smoother, because of less sharper...
    ive the feeling it takes a while that youre inured to that display! has anyone of you make the same experience?
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    When I had my Retina, I didnt experience similar things but returned it due to the glitches.

    Anyway, try out the cMBP.
    I have the 2011 model still and my eyes feel fine.

    If the cMBP still hurts your eyes, it maybe you eye instead of the MBP.
  3. mohsy90 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    Well thats a first, "The new retina is so amazing it actually burns your retina"
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    You could adjust your brightness accordingly but I figure that is probably the first thing you have tried.
  5. wiehazy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2012
    its not my eye lol i work every day on an imac and sometimes the classic pros! its fine for my eyes... but the retina is hard to handle, as i stated before... but i love it! dont know what to do...

    edit: yes, of course i did, but thanks anyway!
  6. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

    May 12, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    I don't have the retina display, but my eyes used to hurt even with the clamshell MBP after a while. What ended up helping me out was installing a program called f.lux Basically, when it's dark outside, the screen adjusts to look like the type of lighting you have in your household. Your screen will appear different to you for a few days when evening comes around, but after a few days you don't even notice it anymore! It helped out my eyes quite a bit, maybe you should give it a shot.
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    In my honest opinion it's going to be what you are looking at that causes your eyes to act up, not necessarily the screen itself but lighter colors, especially White of course, may cause you irritation if you look at them consistently or for some period of time. MacRumors is a good example of this - it has a very light layout and even on older glossy screen my eyes tend to hurt sometimes.
  8. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    You will adapt to the clarity of the display in due time. I also felt a burning sensation on my eyes when using the rMBP, but gradually got used to it. If your still experiencing this than I would advise adjusting the brightness levels to your preferences.
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    My OUJIA board is picking up an email from Steve Jobs:

    "You're looking at it the wrong way."
  10. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    lol good one.
  11. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    Let it Burn ( Usher's voice):D jk adjust ur brightness I never had full brightness on my MBP usually half way if anything to conserve battery life :D
  12. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Adjust your color temperature or use f.lux to automatically do it for you.
  13. iDabble macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
  14. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    From a mediacal point of view it doesnt make sense to get a headache of a sharper image like that.
    Why would you, just because you see clear lines instead of stair-like lines?

    Brigthness and color on the other hand...
  15. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
  16. maxwelltech macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2011
    Irvine, CA, USA
  17. rovex macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2011
    That could also hurt your eyes. Somewhere in between is idle for most.
  18. wiehazy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2012
    thanks for all the answers! i used to be in front of the laptop for the night and guess what, its getting better, i think its an inurement thing...
    used f.lux as well :) great app!

    ps, i returned the lawyers letter, better dont **** with apple :p
  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    What is this word you're trying to use?
  20. wiehazy, Sep 5, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012

    wiehazy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2012
    i meant tolerance or acclimatization... got this from a translator! english aint my native language... cant believe that its wrong...

    edit: but it seems the word is correct "inured" so whats my mistake dude?!
  21. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    You are using the word just is not a common word.
  22. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    Flux is an awesome program. It changes the color temp of the screen when the sun sets. I'm on a deck in Brooklyn right now, totally dark outside, and my screen color does not hurt at all. What DOES hurt is the stupid red USB light hI have to use to see my keyboard, because my 2010 MBA doesn't have backlit keys.

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