New Monitors Help Reduce Eye Fatigue and Headache from Long Computer Exposure

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

I spend a lot of hours every day in front of my computer and this is becoming more and more concerning for me. That’s why I was happy to hear the news about a new monitor technology that would reduce the bad effects on my eyes.
New Monitors Help Reduce Eye Fatigue and Headache from Long Computer Exposure
The risk of developing eye fatigue and headaches increases in time as we spend more and more hours in front of our computers, forgetting to take regular breaks. It even surprised me that OEMs don’t move in this direction and that they don’t come up with hardware aimed at helping consumers, but there’s now news of a new technology from monitor maker AOC that could help.

AOC says has developed the new Anti-Blue Light and Flicker Free technology that is said to combat eye-related issues such as retinal stress and macular degeneration. I have been looking for such a device for quite a while and am real happy that they have implemented it. AOC is launching two new monitor displays that feature this new technology –  the 22 inch E2276VWM6 and the 24 inch E2476VWM6.

The two screens offer 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, vibrant, bright colors and an HDMI connector with MHL 2.0 (Mobile High-Definition Link) functionality. By using this tech, users can even mirror Android smartphones and tablets directly onto larger screens. The new monitors also come with short pixel response times – 1 ms and 2 ms.

If you didn’t know, scientists have discovered that regular exposure to the blue light of display devices causes retinal stress. AOC’s new Anti-Blue Light technology shifts the wavelength peak from harmful 450 nm to a safer 460 nm. The company also claims that it has managed to reduce harmful blue light by over 90 percent without affecting color fidelity.

The E2276VWM6 and E2476VWM6 with Anti-blue Light and Flicker FREE are available in UK stores now for £109 and £129 respectively, and we don’t know at the moment when they could become available in other European countries, as well as in the US and Canada.

These are totally new products, so there’s no telling at the moment just how much of an impact they will have on our health. And being available at such an affordable price, one could suspect them of not being as professional as they are. But only time and future reviews will speak of their quality.

READ ALSO: Windows 10 Lets you Download Maps for Offline Use, Big Leap from Windows 8.1

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