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:
In-dash navigation systems are a standard feature of most car designs, right? Let's hear it for the engineers who developed these handy and addicting little devices! Luckily, protecting these navigation screens — be it from dangling keychains, pendulous bracelets, or other brobdingnagian (a big word that means "big") baubles and sharp objects — is easy and affordable. What's more, some protectors also provide anti-fingerprint and anti-glare features.
Imagine this: You just bought a brand new 80” flat screen TV. It’s a giant. This piece of genius is the TV of your dreams!
The install techs have left. You’re alone at last, with your new favorite member of the family. You hit the power button, do some channel-surfing, and BAM!
You notice a glare on the screen!
Today’s screen protectors have many features beyond just protecting your screen from scratches and impact damage. You can buy a screen protector for just about any device with a screen, from MP3 players to large-screen TVs. And you can only find these specialty screen protectors at Photodon.
The installation of a screen protective film takes time, patience, a clean screen, and a clean environment.
The rubber silicone adhesion of the screen protector gives a tight, seamless appearance when applied properly. However, if there is debris under the film, bubbling will occur.
It's very important that you're applying your film to a clean surface.
Streaking is caused by not having enough cleaning solution on the screen to pick up the dirt that is on the screen. In this case, the lack of enough solution is creating a paste or mud, and the cloth is spreading this paste leaving streaks. So the proper amount of solution is important and will vary depending on the amount of surface dirt.
The most recommended method of cleaning your screen is to spray the solution onto the cloth, first making the cloth quite damp, then wiping the screen with the damp cloth. This eliminates the possibility of damaging the screen from solution running down the screen and into the frame area. Pros: it is a safer method. Cons: you use more solution and less solution actually goes to work on the screen as it is absorbed into the cloth.
Remember: a clean screen is much more enjoyable to view than a dirty one! Photodon offers a variety of screen cleaners and microfiber cloths. We have put together some very useful screen cleaning kits for an even better value.
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