Do you have a glossy or matte monitor?

I have been using a glossy monitor (LG5K) for over a year now and I swear it is affecting my eyesight.

I heard that it can happen as it’s more difficult to focus on glossy surfaces but I was unconvinced and didn’t expect it to have any impact on my general eye-health. Maybe the covid lockdown and lack of gym/exercise has been a factor but I don’t think I will get a glossy monitor again (and really hope Apple bring out an affordable 6K matte display!)

I’m curious what you are using, and, if you’re using a glossy monitor, do you feel it’s impacted your eyesight at all?

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I sometimes miss working on my gaming display because matte surface absolutely was easier to focus on.

Even my beloved iMac Pro’s display is partially glossy and it’s a struggle sometimes. :flushed:

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I’m going to experiment with dropping the res (then later increasing it) past Apple’s default to see if that helps :man_shrugging:

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Didn’t know that there was such a thing as glossy or matte monitor. :slight_smile:

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If it’s shiny (so quite reflective) it’s glossy - which computer/monitor do you have @dyowee?

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My monitor’s a DELL E170S.

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Looking at the official user’s guide, I can’t see if the display is glossy or matte.

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It is an old monitor, so I guess it is not glossy.

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My monitor is very matte, though it’s also old enough that it heralds from the days where matte screens were considered the quality screens. I can’t really stand shiny screens… ^.^;

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