Reducing eyestrain in Windows 10 and Android 7 devices

For all of us who work in front of a computer screen during the day, eyestrain is a constant issue. The blue light emitting from the screen produces eye fatigue at least and sometimes is responsible for more severe eye problems. Exposure to blue light at night may be more harmful to your health. Our circadian rhythm is based on light information we get from the sun. Blue nighttime light suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences our internal clock.

So, how can we filter the bad blue light from our screens? Depending on the OS managing the screen, there are many solutions. Let's name some of them. 

Windows

In Windows 10, Microsoft has recently added a feature called Night light. Take a look at this post to easily enable night light in Windows settings. 

In case of missing the night light feature in your Windows version, one may install an alternative to it called f.lux



f.lux has a lot of interesting features to play with, including the Daytime Eyestrain" for enabling the blocking of blue light during the day. Furthermore, one can specify one's location and f.lux filters the harmful blue light automatically during a 24-hour period. 

Android 

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat has also a feature to filter and block blue light. You may easily enable it by going to Setting > Display:



and then LiveDisplay.



By setting Display mode to Automatic your smartphone will automatically adjust the color temperature of the screen and prevent your precious eyes and health. 


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