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Default Any Ideas for making my computer screen concussion friendly?

Unfortunately, using a computer worsens my headaches. Any suggestions out there? I've done quite a lot already but I still need more help. After the concussion I got prismatic glasses from a NORA optician, I have a no glare large screen, and I took the red-green-blue colors out of my monitor. Am I missing anything?
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Have you tried adjusting the brightness or contrast to see if changing those help at all?
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I have a program called F.lux which removes the blues from the light your screen puts out, making it less "bright". It looks sorta "bronze" especially when you turn it down all the way like I do. It's not going to make the screen 100% eye friendly, almost nothing can do that, but it helps a lot. F.lux is a free download, just google it.

For eye friendly word processing, I go to http://writer.bighugelabs.com/ and set my background to black and the type to green, like an old school monitor. That's really easy on the eyes. You can download from that, copy and paste, whatever, so it's really handy for doing the grunt work of writing then copy / paste into a word doc before you print or send.

These are the only two things I have done so far, other than of course messing with the brightness.
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If you can, try to reduce the amount of visual stimuli on your screen. Too many icons or toolbars, etc. can over-stimulate your brain.

You may try sitting back further from your screen, too.

If your screen sits high on your desk, you may be exacerbating a neck issue as you look up. I keep my screen as low as possible.

You may also need to take a break once in a while and ice your neck. You would be surprised how much neck tension causes head aches.

When I was working on my WC claim, I needed multiple windows open to reference as I composed my appeal. I found that I needed to use separate screens so I could turn my head to see the research screen without having to hide the Word Doc screen. The mental strain of trying to remember which window had which information was exhausting. The multiple screens worked wonders.

Just about any computer can be set up to use multiple screens. Sometimes, you need to add an additional video display card. You can use your mouse to drag and drop information or move the cursor from one screen to the next.
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Wow, thank you for this! I changed my icons to olive green and lowered the brightness on the screen! so much better....THANK YOU!
I hope these suggestions worked for you concussed lawyer; thank you for posting.
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