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Eyesight using a computer to learn a language

Does anybody suffer worsening eyesight or at least eyestrain using their computer to learn a language on DL? I have changed my monitor and PC once already (for other reasons) and still find it difficult to finish a language because of it! Considered changing to a tablet. Can anybody suggest a way to overcome this?

2 years ago

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Can you dim the brightness of your computer screen? I've found that helps.

2 years ago

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I use the flux app for my mac at night which helps a lot to dim the bright white light from my laptop. I think Duo should also have a 'night/dark' mode option for the site which would make the UI darker for to help people in this sort of situation. But until someone makes a userscript/Duo makes this available just download flux (I can't remember if it's available for windows but it might be) and dim your brightness. Hope this helps. :)

2 years ago

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I believe that is available for Windows. :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/broca23

I was going to recommend f.lux too. I have it on windows.

2 years ago

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There's the Duolingo dark theme which allows you to set the background to black with white text.

2 years ago

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Here's a link for f.lux for Windows. Someone recommended it here on Duolingo several years ago, and I've been using it since. It really helps reduce eye strain. (Nice to see that it's available for Linux, too, which I've just started using again.)

2 years ago

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Perhaps you should invest on Computing glasses. I know sometimes they can be rather costly but they could possibly help with the strain. I don't use them but that's because I've never really looked into to them and I probably won't be able to afford them but I've heard they're good. Gamers use special ones that are similar, if not the exact same, for when they are gaming for long periods.

2 years ago

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I have computer glasses. Mine are not really anything special, just a different prescription in the upper part , instead of the long range or bifocal, the upper part has a prescription for the distance to the computer screen. Really helps me a lot.

2 years ago

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Depending on your vision, you might be able to do it on the cheap with reading glasses if you can find a strength that works for you on the computer. The downside is you'll have to keep two pairs of glasses (one for computer, one for reading) and switch between them when you change what you're doing.

2 years ago

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I don't need glasses, not to sound arrogant, but my vision is almost perfect. I've just been told about them and I have been recommended them if I am going to be on the computer a lot during the day, which I am, playing games.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fay306893

I wear bi-focals but was having a hard time working at the computer. Couple years ago, my optometrist suggested computer glasses, to wear at the computer. They really make a difference for me. The upper part is for the midrange where the computer is. I just bought pair of frames for them. Before I got them, I was hurting my neck moving my head up and down trying to find the best way to see. Wish I had them when I was working. Might not be right for you but they really help me. I have hearing issues and have more trouble with the sound.

2 years ago
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