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What are ideal contrast/brightness settings to minimize eye strain?
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: In the middle
Usually, the middle of the contrast and brightness adjustments are optimal.
The most important thing is to have adequate surrounding lighting to reduce the glare fromthe difference in relative light intensity. Also, good lighting also makes the keyboard and other documents easier to read and be sure to check those glasses for good focus!

In brief: In the middle
Usually, the middle of the contrast and brightness adjustments are optimal.
The most important thing is to have adequate surrounding lighting to reduce the glare fromthe difference in relative light intensity. Also, good lighting also makes the keyboard and other documents easier to read and be sure to check those glasses for good focus!
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It varies
Your best bet is to start with the factory settings and adjust as necessary.
Decreasing brightness while increasing contrast may help, but the usual causes of eye strain are either dry eyes, focusing for an extended period, or the need for glasses. Consider using artificial tears just before and every so often while using the computer. If that doesn't help, see an eye doctor.

In brief: It varies
Your best bet is to start with the factory settings and adjust as necessary.
Decreasing brightness while increasing contrast may help, but the usual causes of eye strain are either dry eyes, focusing for an extended period, or the need for glasses. Consider using artificial tears just before and every so often while using the computer. If that doesn't help, see an eye doctor.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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