Best monitors for eyes

Take care of your eyes at any age

Before starting to review the best for the eyes of popular monitors, consider the technical specifications on which to rely when choosing a device that is safe to view.

Matrix

In today's liquid crystal display (LCD) market, there are devices with three families of matrix panels: TN, IPS and * VA. By itself the type of matrix used has no effect on eye fatigue. Unpleasant sensations can cause wrong screen layout relative to the eye, for example, its excessive inclination or too much deviation from the perpendicular in the vertical plane. The first has a stronger effect on vision in monitors with TN panels, and the second is typical of IPS devices (the Glow effect). For the latter type of display, the value of crystallization is also important, due to the characteristics of the protective coating.

Backlight

LCD monitors, which used the illumination of cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), finally gave way to devices that use LEDs (LED), and almost never found on sale. Argued that the LED backlight monitors cause great eye fatigue. This is partly true, but this dependence is typical for monitors with W-LED with insufficient quality wavelength conversion. Since there are no “white” LEDs in nature - “blue” ones are used, and the desired color is obtained due to the phosphor of special composition and film filters. Eye fatigue causes a high uncompensated intensity of luminescence in the long-wave region of the spectrum. The best for the eyes, but also a more expensive solution is the backlight based on two (GB-LED) or three (Rgb-LED) colors.

Frequency

Increasing the refresh rate of the screen to 120 or even 144 Hz is associated with the advent of 3D technology and in the normal display mode has little effect on eye fatigue. Significantly greater contribution here makes response timeespecially in dynamic games. The pixels that are not able to switch quickly enough cause a plume to appear behind the objects moving on the screen, which blur the picture. As a game monitor, it is better to choose models based onTN-matrices.

Brightness

From a physiological safety point of view, optimum brightness for self-luminous monitors is 100 nits. Under natural or intense artificial light, the normal value is 150-200 nit, and this level is able to provide any modern monitor. The higher the brightness - the more tired the eyes. On the other hand, a decrease in brightness also has a bad effect on vision. A similar effect is associated with the brightness control principle implemented in the monitor: direct current or pulse-width modulation (PWM). The second option is simpler, but when the corresponding node operates at a low frequency, it requires high-quality smoothing of the pulsations of the control signals. Otherwise, the brightness level of the monitor also fluctuates and irritates the eyes.

Resolution

Regardless of the size of the monitor, it is optimal for the view to work with native resolution.. Displaying images with fewer pixels is reduced to image interpolation and inevitable loss of clarity. It should be borne in mind that high-resolution monitors need a more powerful video card. In addition, all elements of the image will look smaller on them than on a screen with a lower pixel density.

Distance to monitor

Given the structural features of the human eye, the picture is comfortably perceived with a maximum deviation of the eye from the perpendicular of about 18-20 degrees. In other words, the edges of the screen should be visible at an angle of up to 36 - 40 degrees. On the other hand, a normal eye can no longer distinguish objects with dimensions less than one angular minute. Therefore, the recommended eye-safe distance to the monitor lies within from one and a half to two of its diagonals.

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
The best for eyes monitors with a diagonal of up to 22 inches1Viewsonic VX2263Smhl9.5 / 109 472
2AOC I2281FWH9.4 / 108 020
Eye-safe monitors with a diagonal of 23-24 inches1Eizo FlexScan EV24569.7 / 1038 480
2DELL U24159.6 / 1021 490
3Samsung C24F396FHI9.5 / 108 633
4ASUS VX239H9.4 / 1010 260
Best for eyes 27-inch monitors1BenQ EW2775ZH9.5 / 1011 420
2BenQ SW2700PT9.4 / 1043 950
3Samsung S27F358FWI9.3 / 1012 490
The best for eyes monitors with a diagonal of 32 inches.1BenQ EW3270ZL9.5 / 1022 940
The best ultra widescreen monitor, comfortable for the eyes1LG 29UM69G9.6 / 1016 690

The best for eyes monitors with a diagonal of up to 22 inches

Viewsonic VX2263Smhl
9 472

Under the smart term Flicker-Free, several concepts of control of the backlight are hidden at once, and the monitor manufacturers do not at all strive to disclose the technical details of “their” ways of implementing this technology. In this regard, Viewsonic is the most open, directly declaring about adjusting the brightness level of LEDs by changing the strength of the current flowing through them (DC modulation). Oscillograms obtained by the authoritative German PRAD resource in the process of their testing confirm the almost complete absence of flickering in the monitors of the named brand. Among other features of the recommended model, it is worth mentioning the possibility of overclocking the matrix, a special mode for improving visibility in dark scenes, as well as the ability to work with mobile devices (MHL standard).

Main advantages:
  • no flicker at all brightness levels;
  • stable picture when changing the viewing angle in a very wide range;
  • several mode, useful for gamers;
  • simple connection of mobile equipment.
Minuses:
  • no USB hub;
  • mediocre built-in speakers;
  • height not adjustable;
  • glossy stand.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
A good monitor - the eyes do not get tired, the head does not hurt, as from some others. The screen is matte, there is no glare, if the light does not fall directly on the screen, otherwise the colors become dull.
AOC I2281FWH
8 020

First of all, this monitor attracts the attention of the original stand, which, despite its asymmetrical shape, is quite stable and reliable.

As for eye safety, this low-cost monitor. There is no special function to suppress the peak values ​​of the blue component, but there are several settings to improve the quality of the displayed image. In particular, its sharpness or clarity. With all the apparent similarity of these concepts, sharpness is increased by purely technical means, and the increase in clarity is achieved by program methods. In general, this budget monitor is able to surprise not only an interesting design, but also high-quality work.

Main advantages:
  • low cost;
  • high-quality IPS-matrix;
  • extensive customization options;
  • interesting design.
Minuses:
  • no filter to attenuate individual components of the blue part of the spectrum;
  • inconvenient menu;
  • uneven backlighting;
  • not adjustable in height.
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
From an old monitor, my eyes began to hurt, and since I am a fan of killing time at the computer, this has already become an urgent issue. Here I do not feel any discomfort, and I also like the design of this model and the quality of its assembly.

Eye-safe monitors with a diagonal of 23-24 inches

Eizo FlexScan EV2456
38 480

If you use the monitor primarily for working with documents, the 16:10 aspect ratio is often more practical than “cinematic.” Actually, the business orientation of the monitor EV2456 is obvious and is confirmed by the possibility of software control settings, including in the scale of office local area network.

For the suppression of excess components of the blue part of the spectrum, the company is responsible for the Paper Mode. In addition, the monitor can automatically adjust to the level of ambient lighting (EcoView Optimizer 2 technology), with the range of changes in the brightness of the backlight is adjustable, and the limit is 1% of the maximum value. Finally, the recommended device is economical in terms of electricity consumption (class A ++).

The high price of the device due to its excellent performance and factory five-year warranty.

Main advantages:
  • the widest range of brightness changes;
  • stable color characteristics at any settings;
  • automatic backlight control;
  • long product warranty (5 years);
  • high energy efficiency.
Minuses:
  • scaring price tag.
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The best monitor, safe for the eyes. Due to the wide (manual and good automatic) ranges of brightness and color temperature adjustment, the eyes do not get tired of it even after many hours of work.
DELL U2415
21 490

High-end monitor with an aspect ratio of 16:10. Ideal for watching movies, convenient for Internet surfing and practical for everyday office use. Good color quality allows us to recommend a device for non-professional graphics processing. For games, this monitor is suitable with restrictions - in dynamic episodes a noticeable train is possible. Features of the implementation of a matte coating provide him with the absence of a pronounced crystal effect. The device is equipped with a USB hub version 3.0, which has a high-power port for fast charging of mobile devices. What is especially convenient - the hub can remain active even when the monitor goes into standby mode.

Main advantages:
  • nice design;
  • factory color calibration;
  • good contrast for this type of matrix;
  • no backlight flicker;
  • built-in USB hub with fast charging port.
Minuses:
  • low sensitivity of the touch buttons;
  • inconvenient location of USB connectors.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The good monitor from which eyes are not tired. Almost no additional settings are required, you can only reduce the set brightness. In shooting games, overclocking mode helps a lot.
Samsung C24F396FHI
8 633

It is noteworthy that marketers of Samsung presented the curved screen of this monitor as a significant factor for less eye fatigue. Like, about the same radii of curvature of the first and second facilitate the process of focusing. Perhaps this is so, nevertheless, the developers of the model C24F396FHI also did not neglect the classical ways of improving the safety of organs of vision. Several levels of reducing the intensity of blue light (Eye Saver Mode) and a well-thought-out implementation of Flicker-Free technology will allow a user with sensitive eyes to stay behind the screen of this monitor for a long time without any unpleasant sensations. The device is also interesting because it supports dynamic synchronization for video cards on AMD chips via the HDMI interface (FreeSync Technology Over HDMI). Keep this in mind and do not forget to install the appropriate drivers.

Main advantages:
  • stronger presence effect;
  • deep black color;
  • high static contrast;
  • convenient control using the joystick button.
Minuses:
  • possible light in the corners;
  • no interface Display Port.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
A good monitor - the picture does not strain the eyes, the colors are pleasant and there is a security mode that makes the image the way I like it.
ASUS VX239H
10 260

Budget monitor with great design and high-quality matrix, in which the brightness control is carried out without the use of PWM. Among other noteworthy features of the device, it is worth mentioning the light weight and frameless design. Given the external power supply and narrow case, the lack of VESA-mounting is not surprising. A little confusion causes a set of interfaces. In addition to the rare D-Sub, the monitor is equipped with only two HDMI ports. The latter certainly will please the owners of game consoles, but DisplayPort or DVI here would not be superfluous. The most noticeable minus model - built-in speaker system. She has enough volume, and with all the rest is rather sad.

Main advantages:
  • rather small display delay (input-lag);
  • the stand is convenient for storing various small things;
  • quality materials and performance;
  • two HDMI ports.
Minuses:
  • no VESA mount;
  • built-in audio is better not to use;
  • no DVI and DisplayPort interfaces.
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Light, very soft for eyes, eyes are not tired even after long work. Really very thin monitor with good color reproduction.

Best for eyes 27-inch monitors

BenQ EW2775ZH
11 420

Among the variety of lines available in the BenQ catalog of monitors for users with sensitive vision, the EW series models are of particular interest. They are distinguished by the most thoughtful set of proprietary protective technologies used in the context of Eye-Care. Flicker at all levels of brightness is not fixed, thanks to the current control of the backlight (Flicker-Free). The suppression of harmful components of the blue part of the spectrum of the eye does not lead to a noticeable color shift due to a more advanced version of the Low Blue Light Plus technology (4 modes). Reducing the load on the organs of vision provides an automatic brightness control with a convenient way to switch (Brightness Intelligence). Images with a low initial pixel density can be optimized by simply turning on the “Super Resolution” function (an analog of sharpening). As for the model EW2775ZH specifically, it is also highlighted with a resolution of Full HD on the 27-inch panel.

Main advantages:
  • a large number of used technologies to protect the eyes;
  • good color rendition and high static contrast;
  • automatic backlight brightness control;
  • many presets;
  • interesting design.
Minuses:
  • fairly large pixels;
  • no height adjustment;
  • glossy "leg" stand;
  • does not include the use of VESA brackets.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Eye-safe monitor, ideal for work and good enough for movies or games.
BenQ SW2700PT
43 950

The manufacturer positions this model as a visualization device for professional photographers with the most accurate color reproduction and 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. In addition, the panel used in the monitor has a 10-bit interface and an extended internal color correction table. Thanks to these features, the images on the screen are displayed with absolute certainty. The monitor status also emphasizes a special removable visor, designed to protect the image from bright ambient light and prevent glare on the screen surface. For gamers, the device is not of great interest, since it has a display delay indicator above the average for IPS panels.

Main advantages:
  • accurate color rendition;
  • a large set of interface connectors;
  • USB hub and built-in card reader;
  • does not affect the eyes.
Minuses:
  • relative uneven illumination;
  • quite high price.
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Excellent model for amateur photographers without unnecessary frills. It is possible to remember the settings for several tasks and it is convenient to switch between them.
Samsung S27F358FWI
12 490

Fans of games with sensitive eyes are well aware of the problem of choosing a universal purpose monitor. She has no ideal solution, but, as an acceptable option, we invite them to consider this model on a PLS type matrix. In terms of speed, such a device is closest to TN monitors, and in color, contrast or viewing angles, it is not inferior to competitors based on IPS panels. Owners of video cards on AMD chips will certainly appreciate the support of the dynamic synchronization sweep technology (FreeSync) available here. In terms of the protection of organs of sight, let us point out the possibility of reducing the brightness of the blue color and the real absence of flickering at all levels of illumination. Well, the stylish low-profile design also adds appeal to the recommended device.

Main advantages:
  • reducing eye strain in Eye Saver Mode;
  • quite good response time for a device with such a price;
  • technology support FreeSync;
  • convenient management by means of the joystick;
  • interesting design.
Minuses:
  • low maximum update rate;
  • no height adjustment;
  • there is practically no possibility of tilting.
9.3 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The display likes a clear image. I sit at a distance of 1-1.2 meters, the text is readable (my vision is +1). There is an Eye Saver mode - fast switching to lower brightness and warm colors. Ideal for work in the evening.

The best for eyes monitors with a diagonal of 32 inches.

BenQ EW3270ZL
22 940

Another representative of the EW-series BenQ, now its flagship. In the user mode, the minimum brightness of the 3270ZL model will be reduced to almost 42 nits, and the total presets for the recommended monitor 9, including Rec.709 and M-book. The latter will definitely please fans of watching movies in HDTV quality and owners of “apple” laptops. The combination of 32 inches and WQHD resolution gives a pixel density of about 92 units - the optimal value is about the same as that of the 24 "/ Full HD pair. The model is based on a VA-type matrix, i.e. it has a deep static contrast, which will be quite By the way, when gamma changes, Flicker-Free, Low Blue Light and Brightness Intelligence technologies are claimed. Moreover, for quick access to the settings for the automatic setting of the backlight brightness (depending on the level of illumination), a separate button on the front panel is provided, and the sensitivity The sensor is adjustable.

Main advantages:
  • a large number of presets;
  • high-quality and contrast picture;
  • parasitic shades and crystal effect are very weak;
  • support of a full package of vision protection technologies;
  • activation of LBL + mode does not lead to color shift;
  • Smart Focus function.
Minuses:
  • no USB hub;
  • glossy body elements;
  • features * VA-panels (for example, Black Crush).
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
For experienced gamers, the monitor is not suitable, but as a home-versatile and for working with graphics - it is a worthy option.

The best ultra widescreen monitor, comfortable for the eyes

LG 29UM69G
16 690

Having a very comfortable pixel density (slightly more than 0.26 mm), this monitor will reduce eye fatigue when working with volumetric text data. For example, tables with a large number of columns. The reading mode optimally adjusts the display parameters in such a way as to minimize the effect of blue hues. The model is positioned as a game and this fact should also be considered as its advantage. The fact is that in almost all modern monitors of this class a combined method of controlling the backlight is implemented, moreover, it is conditionally beshimny at its core. If you react painfully even to faint flickering of the screen, simply do not use special “improvers” such as MBR or DAS. On the other hand, painful sensations can be caused just by blurring of the image or by loops in dynamic scenes, so that the named modes will be “in theme”.

Main advantages:
  • increased working space;
  • special modes to improve the quality of the picture;
  • technology support FreeSync;
  • affordable price.
Minuses:
  • not adjustable in height;
  • bad stand design;
  • glossy back.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The monitor is perfect for games and movies, as well as for tasks that require a lot of space or two active windows.

In conclusion, it is worth emphasizing that various factors affect the vision exclusively individually. Of the variety of safe models, the review presents both available and more expensive devices with different screen diagonals, which do not have a single negative feedback regarding eye strain.

However, if the problem with eyesight has already manifested itself when working behind a monitor, even recommended monitors should be checked before buying in different modes and for a long time.

Watch the video: SAVE YOUR EYES! The BenQ EW277HDR Monitor REVIEW (January 2020).

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