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This is really strange but I start itching ALL OVER whenever I use my LCD monitor. It happens as quickly as 10 seconds after looking at the monitor. The closer I am, the worse it is.

Is this some kind of reaction I have towards the monitor, perhaps I'm allergic to fluorescent lights or something? Not only that but I get really immediate terrible eyestrain on both of my LCD's (LG W1953T and samsung 226BW). I keep squinting even though the settings on the monitor are fine and so are my ergonomics.

What other "types" of monitor can I try?
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That is a really, really strange thing. I've never heard of anything like that.

Well, if LCD monitors are to blame, your only other alternatives are either a projection screen (bulky and a hassle) or old-school CRTs.
post #3 of 11
Try a little science and go and sit in front of a LED monitor and a IPS monitor and see what happens.

EDIT: Do you wear glasses? Have you had your eyesight checked recently?
Edited by Wyldefang - 3/3/11 at 11:48pm
    
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really odd. try an led back-lit monitor, and if that does not help, maybe you could get a small plasma screen.
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post #5 of 11
Definately strange to me, as Wyldefande suggested, take multiple IPS and LEDs and do some simple tests.

Too bad you can't be over at my house, LCD's (minus 1 plasma) everywhere!
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post #6 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wyldefang View Post
Try a little science and go and sit in front of a LED monitor and a IPS monitor and see what happens.

EDIT: Do you wear glasses? Have you had your eyesight checked recently?
My eyesight is 20/20. The optometrist said I should be fine but I MIGHT have trouble focusing up close because of something called convergence insufficiency. If that was the case, then reading would be a problem as well but I can read without any strain.

I dont have an LED monitor nor an IPS. I guess I can check em out at frys tomorrow or something.
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That is a really, really strange thing. I've never heard of anything like that.

Well, if LCD monitors are to blame, your only other alternatives are either a projection screen (bulky and a hassle) or old-school CRTs.
Ditto.
post #8 of 11
Maybe its light... Monitors are bright
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post #9 of 11
That's crazy, have you ever used an LCD monitor before this? Flat panel TV's, CRT's, or projection tv's?
    
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post #10 of 11
Triphenyl phosphate, which is a chemical compound commonly used as a flame retardant in the plastics of monitors, could be the culprit.
Read more about it here.
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