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My eyes hurt when I look at the monitor

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got a new monitor 1 week ago. Its a Samsung CRG5 27" 240Hz monitor. It sits about an arm lenght away from my eyes. When I play games or watch something, I can't look at it for more than 1-2 hours. I use it at 25% brightness, 60% contrast, 60% sharpness, display gamma in mode 1 and eye saver mode turned off. If you have any suggestions pls let me know.

 

PS: This is my first high refresh rate monitor( I was using a 60Hz before).

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3 minutes ago, Haven_Alpha said:

If you have any suggestions pls let me know.

I'd begin with visiting an optician and having your eyes checked. Your eyes beginning to hurt from such could just be that you need glasses.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@WereCatf yeah but I am sure it is the monitor cuz when I get of my PC my eyes stop hurting after 15 minutes or so..

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6 minutes ago, Haven_Alpha said:

I got a new monitor 1 week ago. Its a Samsung CRG5 27" 240Hz monitor. It sits about an arm lenght away from my eyes. When I play games or watch something, I can't look at it for more than 1-2 hours. I use it at 25% brightness, 60% contrast, 60% sharpness, display gamma in mode 1 and eye saver mode turned off. If you have any suggestions pls let me know.

 

PS: This is my first high refresh rate monitor( I was using a 60Hz before).

wear blue light filter glasses

also 240hz might be just too high for your eyes

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You could give this a try  f.lux: software to make your life better


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That's a bright monitor and at high refresh rate, your eyes get blasted more times than 60hz (this is just a hunch, not scientific).

Turn down the contrast and gamma or use a low tinted sunglasses.

You may suffer from an eye fatigue, use lubricating eye drops (not for red eyes) every 1 hour.

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2 hours ago, Haven_Alpha said:

I got a new monitor 1 week ago. Its a Samsung CRG5 27" 240Hz monitor. It sits about an arm lenght away from my eyes. When I play games or watch something, I can't look at it for more than 1-2 hours. I use it at 25% brightness, 60% contrast, 60% sharpness, display gamma in mode 1 and eye saver mode turned off. If you have any suggestions pls let me know.

 

PS: This is my first high refresh rate monitor( I was using a 60Hz before).

This was my concern with high hdr monitors. Linus loves to say hdr is great and all but that brightness hurts my eyes and feels like they are bleeding. Especially in low light settings. All that hdr is not healthy. 

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