Everyone wants to work and live in a safe, healthy environment. The best way to ensure this is to make sure your laptop screen isn’t damaging your eyes. This article will talk about how you can get the best display for your eyes on a laptop, different displays that are available and what health risks come with various screen types.
The LCD screens used in laptops and tablets use a backlit LED (light emitting diode). These LEDs produce blue light, which is known to be harmful to the eyes. Blue light contains high amounts of short wavelength light that can damage our retinal cells and cause macular degeneration over time if we’re not careful. Damage will gradually increase as we continue using it and studies have shown that the risk only rises with prolonged exposure. This risk isn’t unique to laptop displays but any display, large or small, you use at home or work should also be considered when looking for display risks. Fortunately there are solutions! It’s possible to adjust your screen settings so it doesn’t emit such harmful levels of light, so we can work and play on our computers without risking our eyes.
Types Of Adjustment Display
There are two types of adjustment software and hardware. Software adjustments use the display settings to manipulate the images displayed on your laptop, which can help reduce eye strain caused by blue light. If this isn’t enough you might need a hardware solution such as an anti-reflective coating or tinted screen that can cut out more blue light than software modes allow.
what type of display is used
Laptop screens often have a glossier finish which shows off color really well but makes it hard to see details or read black text on white backgrounds if the room is bright. Glossy displays also reflect lights and other sources of glare, which is why anti-glare screens are such a good option.
Most laptops and tablets use an LCD screen for optimal performance but some newer models use LED screens to give them thinner profiles and improved battery life. You’ll find enhanced color definition and excellent picture quality with LED technology, but it doesn’t perform as well in direct sunlight and isn’t known for its ability to display black colors accurately (which can make reading text harder).
This is the standard type used in most modern laptops. They work by using a special liquid crystal layer that produces darker images when electrical current is passed through it from top to bottom row, creating an illusion of depth and making the screen darker in color. They produce high quality images and are able to display black colors accurately, which makes them better for work is most cases.
Best uses: Affordable, great for text but not the best with gaming or watching videos, lightweight laptops with touchscreen capabilities often use this type of screen
LCD technology puts light behind a backlight layer so you can easily view your laptop’s contents even when outside. If this isn’t enough you can sometimes find anti-glare coatings or tinted screens that will block out more blue light than software modes allow. Some models even come with anti-reflective glass that gets rid of annoying reflections when you’re working outside in the sun or near a bright source of light.Reflects available light so doesn’t perform as well in dim areas, can be highly reflective in sunlight so it’s not great for outdoor use
Perfect for keeping your laptop in your bag without worrying about it overheating from lack of airflow under extremely hot conditions, lightweight laptops with touchscreen capabilities often use this type of screen
LED is the bigger and brighter brother of LCD that offers even better picture quality and color definition. It’s an improvement over LCD, but not as good as OLED displays when it comes to black colors and viewing angles.
Perfect for those who want their laptop to be as lightweight as possible without sacrificing any screen size or resolution, perfect for those who enjoy gaming on a laptop or like watching videos on their devices
OLED technology is currently exclusive to smartphones and small-sized laptops, but it can still provide you with top-of-the-line performance that makes your eyes happy (and comfortable). OLED screens use pixels and sub pixels that emit light instead of using a backlight like most other display types do. Black pixels can be made to emit no light at all, which results in deeper blacks and more vibrant colors.