We spend so much time in front of screens – LCD & LED screens. Most of us carry a little LCD screen with us everywhere we go. Blue light? What’s that?
Example of the light spectrum. Credit: E Ink
It’s actually dangerous to your eyes. The blue light part of the light spectrum emitted by LCD and LED components strains your eyes. E Ink has been saying it all along – ePaper is kinder on your eyes – as kind as paper. Now there’s a study from Harvard that breaks it down. The study does a deep diver on the light spectrum and its effect on us humans in bright as well as low light environments.
Reading at night on an LCD scree - ouch! Credit: E Ink
Additionally, Andrew Folts created a review of an ePaper monitor – the Boox Mira Pro. He admits he didn’t think he liked it at first. He kept at it and saw some distinct advantages for writing, coding, and other types of content creation. Take a look at his YouTube video on the Boox Mira Pro.
Mira Pro has four modes - Normal, Text, Video and Slideshow. Credit: Boox
Admittedly, this ePaper monitor has no color capability. And, you won’t be streaming movies and such. But there are settings that help acclimate you to the device, and for writing, reading and other functions – it could be just what you – and your eyes - need.