Limit Dizziness with Computer and TV monitors

Came across this link - may be helpful to some. In addition to the suggestions listed in the link, I believe adjusting the display’s refresh rate has helped some. (Can’t recall what refresh rate is most helpful - maybe somebody else might know)

ehow.com/how_4514207_minimiz … g-tvs.html .

I know for me, the laptop causes less dizziness then my old CRT display and decreasing the brightness helps also.

Another thing that can help is to set the background to a light shade of gray, so that you don’t have a stark contrast between black and white. This is something that usually has to be done with each piece of software you run, so it can get to be tedious, if the software will allow you to change the color settings.

BTW, with CRT’s any refresh rate above 60 hz is usually benificial. LCD’s work differently and don’t have a refresh rate, which is why your laptop is easier on your eyes.

Brian

I have the monitor on my laptop the brightness level turned way down to keep the light from bothering me. My husband said how can you even see that. Also I cannot watch our plasma tv so I have an old one I watch and have reset the brightness level on it also. It really helps.

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BTW, with CRT’s any refresh rate above 60 hz is usually benificial. LCD’s work differently and don’t have a refresh rate, which is why your laptop is easier on your eyes.

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I’d say that anything below 85 Hz is trouble. 72-75 is OK for most people, but I doubt VERY much I could stand anything below 100 these days. Actually I’m not sure I could stand a CRT at all.
The last time I used a 60 Hz CRT was at a psych exam, before I knew I had MAV (or even migraine), and I felt as if I was going to throw up afterwards. Ughhhh.