Technically, despite advertising, the 'old style' monitors are better for your eyes, IF you can get a refresh rate of 70HZ or above. The default setting is 60Hz, a lot of them can be adjusted to 70 or above.
The problem with the new flat screen displays is the the light that is beamed at you is FLUORESCENT light. That's the type of light that most of us become really sensitive to. (IE feeling bad at kmart-type susperstores) I tried one for a week, and between lupus & sjogrens it affected my eyes so much I was almost blind (inflammation, redness, swelling, headache in eyes).
I back this up with my own (30 yrs of) experience, and with doing the research, along with my Computer Science and Electrical Engineering degrees.
I know there are millions of people that disagree, so let's not make the thread about
One thing lots of lupies on here agree about
is that they have problems w/fluorescent overhead lights at work.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 6/6/2007 1:18:23 PM (GMT-6)