Tips & Tricks Archives

Sometimes, you need a little help from the experts. Here are some tips and tricks on how to protect your screen, install a screen protector, create an ergonomically-friendly work environment, or how to keep a screen clean. Our goal is to provide you with solutions!


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Using A Stylus with a Photodon Screen Protector

May 26, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

Whether you use a drawing tablet for work or for play, a stylus may cause damage to your screen.  Photodon carries several popular screen protectors for drawing tablets, which not only help protect your investment but can enhance your drawing experience.  In fact, we’ve had many customers tell us that they love their tablet even more with one of Photodon’s screen protectors installed.

While so much depends on personal preference and drawing habits, here is some information based on customer feedback we’ve received to help determine which film type might work best for you.

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Tips For Better Screen Viewing in the Workplace

March 29, 2017 | By Jolynn Paige

Ergonomist —  those who are concerned with providing the safest environment for workers — know that long-term computer use can lead to serious health hazards.  Staring at a monitor screen for hours on end can be irritating to a worker’s eyes causing headaches, fatigue, eye strain and even long-term eye damage.

Here are some helpful tips to make viewing a computer screen for long periods of time more ergonomically-friendly, which may, in turn, create a safer and more productive environment for the workplace.

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8 Ways to Prevent Eye Strain and Computer Vision Syndrome

May 20, 2016 | By Jolynn Paige

Cut out the glare and reduce your eye strain!

“Eye strain does not have serious or long-term consequences, but it can be disruptive and unpleasant” says the Mayo Clinic. “It can make you tired and reduce your ability to concentrate.”

Eye strain (also known as asthenopia) is caused by overuse of the eyes.   Activities such as reading for long periods of time or focusing too long at a computer screen or on other tedious visual tasks are some of the common culprits contributing to wide-spread asthenopia.  We hear from many people about the eye strain they experience caused by staring at the computer screen for too long which leads to a condition know as Computer Vision Syndrome (or  CVS).

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Ten Ways to Reduce Glare on Computer Monitors

March 28, 2016 | By Jolynn Paige

Visual health can be negatively affected when eyes are exposed to long periods of glare from monitors or other electronic devices. Many people are not aware that their eyes are being hit with glare from their screen.  The result can be unexplained headaches and eye fatigue.  In fact, headaches are a chief complaint amongst some of our customers who are looking for anti-glare solutions.   Long-term damage to the eye can also occur when it is constantly exposed to glare on a screen.

Here are ten ways to help reduce glare on your screen, which will, in turn, promote eye health.

Check for screen surface reflections by looking into your screen with the monitor off.  When the monitor is on, the reflections may not be as apparent  These reflections can obscure the screen image you want to see, causing unnecessary distractions and eye-strain. Observe and implement as many of these glare reduction ideas as possible:

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