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Screen burn

My laptop crashed around Xmas so I haven't been around lately. Today, it is back, complete with the new features added by my expert repairman - two strips of duct tape (at £40 per strip, it is possibly the most expensive duct tape in the world)

Anyway, I felt a bit better without it, and aim to cut down on my screen time in future. I already use the f.lux application to make the screen illumination less harsh. Does anyone else have any tips for making time spent in front of a computer screen a bit less likely to cause headache and general malaise?

Ta x

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👋👋👋👋 hi mike: have been missing you! Am glad you posted. Good plan! SNAP: the less time i spend facing a screen the better...i tend to use ipad mini most with screen at an angle...looking forward to following this discussion. Take care

🍀😘🍀😘coco

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I use an app called"Twilight" on my android tablet computer. It is meant to cut out "blue light" and aid restful sleep. I found it good for dimming the screen when I needed post cataract laser treatment. I'm sure there is something similar for apple devices.

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Ta x

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Hi whisperit,

The Eclipse section of our website has some tips for coping better with TV and computer screens. You can find them at the bottom of the page here - lupusuk.org.uk/eclipse/prod...

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Thanks Paul x

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I don’t use my laptop that often. Use iPad with the screen brightness turned to just under halfway. My laptop has its screen brightness set the same so, when I do use it, there isn’t a bright, glaring screen. Have been trying to cut back my tablet time too though. Xx

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I would say, generally speaking, the whole world needs less screen time! Unhealthy for everyone. A tip from working in the computer and tech industry: every hour do 30 seconds of eye strengthening exercises (you can find them online) and get away from your computer for at least 5 min. Walk around to increase blood flow and make sure look around at distant objects (again strengthening the eyes). Most headaches from screen time are caused by eye strain and passive viewing (like scrolling on your phone) and fatigue is caused by lack of movement and poor circulation.

The tips for lighting are good as well, however I haven't found anyone out there that says it works except for at night.

Hope this helps!

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