Constant runs hurts my eyes o_O

trihero

Diabloii.Net Member
Constant runs hurts my eyes o_O

Anyone else experience this? After a lot of pindle runs I noticed that the process hurts my eyes; especially the loading screen with the light in the doorway that flares up then suddenly goes into the game...

I've learned to just close or avert my eyes for several seconds after saving/exiting as well as right after starting a game in order to avoid the sudden change of light :hang:
 

silospen

Diabloii.Net Member
Turn down your monitor brightness.
Get an antiglare screen.
Or a flatscreen.
And play with the lights on :p
 

trihero

Diabloii.Net Member
And play with the lights on :p
Maybe I should take my other hand out of the pants, too?...j/k

I'll try fiddling around with brightness but I hope I can still see the game, pindle's area is kinda dark...like the room without the lights on...yea.....right.
 

Llathias

Banned
You might also consider using glasses when working on the computer, to relieve the stress on your eyes.

trihero said:
Maybe I should take my other hand out of the pants, too?...j/k
That was unnecessarily vulgar.
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
1. Get your eyes checked
2. Try turning the gamma up and the contrast down on the video options screen
3. Take frequent breaks - 10 mins per hour minimum - not to watch TV but get away from any screens, focus on distance
4. Keep the lights on.
Llathias was right; that was uncalled for.
 

DurfBarian

Diabloii.Net Member
The vulgarity was necessary. :badteeth:

Seriously, though, when your eyes start feeling pain it's probably best to take a break from the runs. Unless the pain kicks in on like the second or third run, in which case you need a better-lit room and a nicer monitor.
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
Aside from the other suggestions (that were on-the-ball), I have a couple of other ideas:

1) Wipe the dust from your monitor/display/sceen - it creates eye-strain (Ergonomics class FTW!!!)
2) Eat more carrots. Many people think this is in fact an old 'wives tale', but IIRC carrots contain something called beta-carrotien (sp?) that helps your eyes adjust rapidly to changes in light exposure. It may not improve your vision, but it may help your eyes adjust when things suddenly get bright/dark.


Also, I've noticed that my eyes are much more sensitive if:
a) I'm tired
b) I have spent a large amount of time outside (in bright sunlight) since my last nap/sleep AND/OR
c) drinking alcohol - yes, I'm actually serious about alcohol for a change


If your problems persist, it would probably be best to consult an optomitrist though. Over-the-counter remedies from (somewhat) strange people you meet on the internet are one thing, and professional, scientific opinions are another.




Edit @Toppo: lol * 17.

Perhaps this sequence of smilies illustrates toppo's point (apologies in advance):
:idea: :azn: :astonished: :goofy:
 

Corrupted

Diabloii.Net Member
aidennz said:
Also try increasing the refresh rate on your monitor if you can.
Yes, this can help alot from what I've heard. With Windows XP your monitor runs 60hz in all games (or full-screen applications, I think) which can lead to headache and other nasty stuff.
My eyes are used to watching 85-and-above Hz on a CRT monitor and my eyes will blow up almost instantly when they get in touch with a 60 Hz CRT monitor.
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
true, I find that 60Hz is an absolute minimum (anything slower is physically painful: LITERALLY --> :weep:).

75+ Hertz is much, much better.
 

nex

Diabloii.Net Member
Corrupted said:
Yes, this can help alot from what I've heard. With Windows XP your monitor runs 60hz in all games (or full-screen applications, I think) which can lead to headache and other nasty stuff.
Every video card worth using should have option in drivers to set custom refresh rates.

sirpoopsalot said:
true, I find that 60Hz is an absolute minimum (anything slower is physically painful: LITERALLY --> :weep:).
I guess I'm just too sensitive, I'm not happy with anything bellow 85. And if it's bellow 75 I go berserk :tongue:
 

Corrupted

Diabloii.Net Member
nex said:
Every video card worth using should have option in drivers to set custom refresh rates.
Actually, the newer NVidia drivers have this setting hidden-by-default but you can activate it by editing your registry (Manually or with a customized .reg file.)
 

aidennz

Diabloii.Net Member
Personally I suggested the refresh rate because anything below 70-75 gives me a head ache or a migrain if I persist in using the computer(worse if I'm not wearing my glasses). Eye strain ftl.
 

Hp_Sauce

Diabloii.Net Member
Yes, this can help alot from what I've heard. With Windows XP your monitor runs 60hz in all games (or full-screen applications, I think) which can lead to headache and other nasty stuff.
My eyes are used to watching 85-and-above Hz on a CRT monitor and my eyes will blow up almost instantly when they get in touch with a 60 Hz CRT monitor.
Everyone once and a while I will be around my parents computer and I am horrified and always ask "how can you stand looking at that damned thing?" and they always reply with "whats wrong with it?" and so I point out that it refreshing so slowely (60) that you can see it flickering, and I point to it and say "see, its flickering."

This is about the time when they look at me like I'm totaly insane, shake their heads, and walk away.

I'm glad to see that many other people agree with me! Thank you SPF.

-hps
 

trihero

Diabloii.Net Member
And play with the lights on :p
Hey I thought this was pretty vulgar, so I replied jokingly in kind =p

I always play with the lights on. o_O I'll try your suggestions, thanks guys.
 

silospen

Diabloii.Net Member
trihero said:
Hey I thought this was pretty vulgar, so I replied jokingly in kind =p

I always play with the lights on. o_O I'll try your suggestions, thanks guys.
How funny :laugh:

Its just my flatmates watch TV and play computer games without the lights on for some reason and it always gives me a headache to be in the room with them. Something about the lack of contrast between the background and what i'm concentrating on, or something.

Anyways, vulgar ftw, I laughed :p
 
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