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Downtime For My Eyes

I stare at a computer screen eight hours a day for work. Eyestrain is a real problem. Most of my after-work activities don't give my eyes much downtime. What can I do to relax or entertain myself that will go easy on my eyes? [more inside]
posted by murphy slaw on Jan 10, 2016 - 13 answers

Eyestrain/squinting temporary relief?

Good news: I have been to the optometrist and got a new glasses prescription! Bad news: it'll be a week or so until they get here, and my face hurts. [more inside]
posted by telophase on Nov 16, 2015 - 4 answers

Colors that soothes the eye

Are there any existing research surrounding the impact of colors on eye strain and mood? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Nov 10, 2015 - 9 answers

Looking for a new hobby to do at home, MANY restrictions

I'm casting about for a new at-home hobby, but need something that doesn't take up much space at all, doesn't require staring at a glowing screen or tax eyes much, and doesn't aggravate my RSI. [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 14, 2014 - 32 answers

How can I improve my computer screen reading experience?

I do a lot of proofreading for work, but it's a struggle compared to proofreading hard copies. I already use f.lux to cut down on eye strain, and browser plugins to make text more readable, but I find I'm still straining to keep my eyes from bouncing all over the place. Help! [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Nov 18, 2013 - 11 answers

reading glasses, .50 strength, how to search?

Searching for [reading glasses .50] gets me 2.50, etc., on both Google and Amazon. ReadingGlasses.com has expensive ones, but I'm hoping to find good, low-strength reading glasses for the same price one would pay in a drug store. Strength .5 and/or .25. Any specific recommendations or search tips? (and what is the unit of measurement, anyway?)
posted by amtho on Apr 16, 2013 - 8 answers

What's going on with these reading glasses?

Can't get the hang of new reading glasses - what's going on? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Nov 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Out vile jelly

I stare at the computer all day for work, and I stare at it at home for recreation and to further my career-change efforts. In the last year or so, though, I've developed intermittent eye strain that makes it almost impossible to do my job or to make any progress on changing careers. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Nov 24, 2012 - 16 answers


Please help me hack severe eye strain due to back-lit devices. [more inside]
posted by rumposinc on Feb 3, 2012 - 5 answers

How Do I Make A Glossy Display Easier On My Eyes?

Any tips on making the glossy display of the Macbook Pro 13 inch easier on the eyes? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Monster on May 9, 2011 - 13 answers

Computer glasses?

Do computer glasses work? Where can I find a company that will fit a pair of frames with eyestrain lenses? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Apr 23, 2011 - 10 answers

I hope I can read the popup reminder...

How can I tell Windows XP to make a beep, chirp or show a popup reminder every 10 minutes as long as I am logged on to my computer (and the screen is not locked)? I would like to save my eyes before I go blind. [more inside]
posted by kenbennedy on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

42" TV as monitor: good idea?

I'm considering buying a 42" television to use as a computer monitor. I'm not sure whether I'd (a) put it across the room from me, (b) put it directly in front of my face, or (c) be better advised to give it a pass. Your advice? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 20, 2010 - 25 answers

Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist?

Probably need my first pair of glasses. Haven't had my eyes checked in years. Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 10, 2009 - 25 answers

My eyes hurt.

My eyes have ached for the past week. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by srrh on Sep 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Tired eyes, constantly. Any ideas why?

Constantly tired eyes. Why? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Sep 12, 2009 - 13 answers

3D movies -- are they survivable now?

Is the theatrical 3D film experience (e.g. 'Monsters vs. Aliens') much better than it used to be? Eyestrain, headaches, nausea used to be what you suffered through in the old red-blue glasses days in order to say you saw a 3D movie...has that gotten good enough now that it's safe to take, e.g., a 7 year old boy to these things?
posted by felix on Mar 27, 2009 - 26 answers

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain?

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 19, 2009 - 19 answers

Why am I having pressure in part of my face?

Why do I have a constant feeling of pressure on one part of my face? For months or even a year I have felt an almost constant feeling of pressure on the left side of my face around my cheek. It's sort of like I'm always squinting just a little bit and I can't stop doing it, like the muscle won't un-clench or something. [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on Jan 7, 2009 - 7 answers

My computer is breaking my eyes.

Need advice on computer vision syndrome and "eye-teaming" problems, and computer glasses recommendations... [more inside]
posted by hellboundforcheddar on Dec 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Custom client-side CSS to change background colours.

CSS, greasemonkey, sunglasses? Is there a way to stop white web pages hurting my eyes (firefox, osx). [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jan 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Eye strain or not?

If it's not eye strain then what is it? [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Oct 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Invert the colors on my PC?

How to invert the colors on my PC laptop? Plus, what else do you recommend to reduce eye-strain that leads to headaches? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Feb 19, 2007 - 10 answers

My eyes are tired!

I read a lot of text on screen (on a CRT) at work. Is there anything available to minimize eyestrain while doing it? (something like Tofu, but for Windows) Suggestions for settings are also welcome.
posted by northernsoul on May 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Why does bad sleep cause eyestrain?

When I don't sleep well, my eyes are sore all day. Why? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on May 9, 2006 - 5 answers

My eyes! My eyes!

My eyesight has always been great, and in general I see just fine. As a general rule, the world is not blurry and when I look at something, whether it be 1 foot or 20 (or 100) feet away, I see what I expect to see. I've never worn glasses. [more inside]
posted by jaded on Mar 13, 2006 - 19 answers

Good LCD monitor for reading?

What should I look for in an LCD monitor primarily for programming and web-surfing? (i.e. reading text.) [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jan 21, 2006 - 26 answers

Lightbulbs they use in bookstores?

Why is it that one can go into the library or a bookstore (Borders/B&N) and read for several hours without getting tired or distracted? And yet reading at home for half an hour can be a chore because your eyes get tired, or you fall asleep? Is "Full spectrum" lighting the answer? [more inside]
posted by Quami77 on Dec 22, 2005 - 16 answers

needed: computer settings to minimize eyestrain

healthiest monitor settings: how should I set my computer's display settings to minimize eyestrain? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Aug 29, 2005 - 12 answers

Too Old for Videogames?

Does anyone else find that their head likes playing computer games, but their body doesn't? (MI) [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Nov 17, 2004 - 16 answers

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