Best Monitor for Eyes

BudMaister

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Hi guys! I am looking for a monitor for my girlfriend, mainly for work. Being a gamer I look for several requirements but in this case I am looking for the best monitor for who doesn't really like to stay in front of a screen. Something that can help "eye resting". Price, resolution, colors, panel type, frequency, etc. are not really important. Just the best you can get for "eye resting".
Do you guys have any suggestion?
Thank you very much
 

snurp85

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basically you just need to look for something that is Flicker free with low blue light content. Thats really where most of the eye strain comes from. low response time will help (<5ms), as will higher refresh rate (>=75hz)

Aside from that, most any brand is fine (asus, acer, etc). I would suggest that if you are getting something that is only 1080p, dont go too large (>28") or you will start to see individual pixels, which might be a negative.
 

snurp85

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basically you just need to look for something that is Flicker free with low blue light content. Thats really where most of the eye strain comes from. low response time will help (<5ms), as will higher refresh rate (>=75hz)

Aside from that, most any brand is fine (asus, acer, etc). I would suggest that if you are getting something that is only 1080p, dont go too large (>28") or you will start to see individual pixels, which might be a negative.
 

King_V

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DISCLAIMER - everybody's eyes are different. That said...

Agreed with others - flicker-free is a BIG deal (well, for me, at least), and, I've over the past few years tended to use the "warm" preset. May not be perfect in terms of colors, but, for me, it's easier on the eyes than some of the really bright whites that seem to almost have a bluish tinge.



I'm actually relieved to see someone besides myself who considers even 27 and 28 inch monitors at 1080p acceptable. A lot of people tend to put 23-24 as the max for 1080p, but I was always very comfortable with 1080p on a 27-inch.

I might've even considered up to 30" or so at 1080p - when I run 1080p on a 27" monitor, I find myself indecisive between running Windows at normal size, or with things scaled up to 125%. The latter seems slightly too big, and slightly out of focus, but at 100%, seems sharp, but slightly too small.

(again, disclaimer, my particular eyeballs)

I am normally comfortable buying things online, but with monitors, going to stores that have a lot on display, and actually trying them out seated in front of them is a big deal. I highly recommend having her try out a few in-person if at all possible.

Also - if for work - does work typically, say, have a dual-1080p monitor setup? Where I work does. Situations like this might make a 3440x1440 or even those new 3840x1600 ($expensive$) monitors worthwhile, to have the space needed that you would typically have with two side by side monitors. I think Samsung has even just released a huge 3840x1080 monitor. I don't know if 32:9 aspect ratio is going to be comfortable or not, but, it might be worth considering, depending on what your girlfriend's normal work setup is like.
 

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I personally wouldnt go above 23-25" at 1080p because I sit close to the monitor and can see the pixels, but I know most gamers do go larger. Back in the day I use to have an amazing Samsung 17" CRT monitor that I used at 1600x1200 @75Hz.... sigh, those were the days.
 

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I still have a 19" KDS sitting in a closet somewhere. That'll be put to use for my vintage-gaming PC. I don't remember how high I could run up the resolution and still have reasonable (72 or more Hz) refresh. 1600x1200 sounds familiar. But, I was younger then, had better eyes, and the depth of the CRT monitor meant it tended to be closer to my face....
 

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IPS provides constant bright light source damage to your eye. Adjust the brightness to your comfortable level to lessen this problem.

VA, TN, OLED have wider contrast ratio, if your content has flickering image, these makes it worse. However, watchin them in bright lit room will lessen the problem.

If I have photosensitive epilepsy (PSE), I would avoid VA, TN, OLED.

I'm not sure if having a matte screen will help but i think it will.
 

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