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Constant runs hurts my eyes o_O

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  1. trihero

    trihero IncGamers Member

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    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:
     
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    silospen IncGamers Member

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

    trihero IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    DurfBarian IncGamers Member

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    Going outside and looking at some trees might help . . . /blasphemy
     
  5. Llathias

    Llathias Banned

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

    That was unnecessarily vulgar.
     
  6. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    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.
     
  7. DurfBarian

    DurfBarian IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    i recon you play too much which is causing your eyes to hurt because that my problem :*(
     
  9. Toppo

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    I recommend keeping the hand in the pants and closing your eyes.
     
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    sirpoopsalot IncGamers Member

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    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:
     
  11. aidennz

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    Also try increasing the refresh rate on your monitor if you can.
     
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    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.
     
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    sirpoopsalot IncGamers Member

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

    75+ Hertz is much, much better.
     
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    Too much 'hand in the pants' makes you go blind. This is why your eyes are hurting.
     
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    Every video card worth using should have option in drivers to set custom refresh rates.

    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:
     
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    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.)
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  19. trihero

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    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.
     
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    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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