vision, monitors and settings
Posted on 1998-11-21
This may sound silly or it may sound familiar to those who sit in front of screens for a long time.
I have a 17" Belinea screen running at 85 htz, nice and flicker free. Problem is, I dont always give myself the breaks I should to stop myself going blind. I find that esp at night, looking continuously at the screen, the screen gets brighter or glows more, and the more you think about it or look at it, the picture gets more glowier (if there is such a word!). This may sound stupid but I cant describe the feeling.
Anyway, what I was going to ask was a few things.
1. I set my contrast and brightness to both 50/100 which is more on the darker side, but by kids turn them up when they use it which I think is bad. What is an ideal setting?
2. Can a large slimline TFT screen make the slightest difference and improve definition and not spoil my eyes.
3. Because I tend to read a lot, is there a software that can automatically scan everything on screen and read out aload the content by audio on my speakers, so that I only have to listen? I could copy/psate into a program, and then get it to read it aload, but thats more hassle.