Do your eyes hurt and feel fatigued after staring at an electronic display? The problem could be attributed to the specific display technology. Some display technologies are more likely to cause eyestrain than others. Fortunately, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) offer protection from eyestrain. They are gentle on your eyes and easy to use. Whether you’re shopping for a computer monitor, a touchscreen tablet, human machine interface (HMI) or any other device with an integrated display, you may want to opt for LCD.

Reduced Glare

LCDs protect against eyestrain by offering reduced glare. Glare occurs when the light from an external source, such as a lamp or light future, bounces off a reflective surface. When viewing the reflective surface, you’ll see this bright light or glare. Older display technologies suffered from glare, which was a common cause of display-related eyestrain. LCDs, however, are designed to minimize glare. Many of them feature a matte finish or anti-glare coating to minimize glare.

Wider Viewing Agle

Another way LCDs protect against eyestrain is by offering wider viewing angles. All displays have a viewing angle. The viewing angle refers to the maximum angle distance at which you can view a display. LCDs have a wider viewing angle than most older displays, meaning you can view them standing farther to the side. This can further protect you from eyestrain when using an LCD.

Local Dimming

While their features vary, many modern LCDs feature local dimming. Local dimming is an LCD feature of LED-backlit displays. It involves the use of sections or zones of the backlighting that can be turned off or dimmed without affecting the other sections or zones.

Adjustable Backlighting

Most LCDs have adjustable backlighting. The backlighting is a lighting system. It’s found behind the pixel layer where it’s able to create light that illuminates the LCD’s liquid pixels. You can typically adjust the backlighting to achieve the perfect level of brightness. If the LCD is too bright, you may want to lower it. If it’s too dim, on the other hand, you may want to increase it. With adjustable brightness, you can control the brightness level to protect against eyestrain.

In Conclusion

Don’t let eyestrain interfere with your daily activities. Choose an LCD to protect against this otherwise common condition. LCDs offer reduced glare, wider viewing angles, local dimming and adjustable backlighting, all of which make them easy on the eyes.