retina burns my eyes

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  1. wiehazy macrumors newbie

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    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?
    greets
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    My OUJIA board is picking up an email from Steve Jobs:

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

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    lol good one.
     
  11. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    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 604

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    Adjust your color temperature or use f.lux to automatically do it for you.
     
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    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...
     
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  17. rovex macrumors 65816

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

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    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

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    What is this word you're trying to use?
     
  20. wiehazy, Sep 5, 2012
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    wiehazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    You are using the word correctly...it just is not a common word.
     
  22. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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    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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