Can low monitor refresh rates hurt your eyes?

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  1. Homan

    Homan Unconquerable OT Supporter

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    I am running a Dell Inspiron laptop with a 17 inch CRT monitor and 15 inch LCD that is on the laptop as a dual monitor set up. The video card is not a very good one and I have noticed that on the 17 inch the refresh rate can only go up to 60hertz, which for me personally seems to flicker a lot and is uncomfortable to look at for more than a few minutes.

    I dont use it, someone else in my family uses it but they say they didn't notice it till I said so. So I am wondering if it can be harmful to the eyes if the refresh rate is too low and you can see the flickering?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I believe all things with refresh rates are harmful to the eyes, but the lower the refersh rate the worse it is. 60Hz gives me a headache if I use it for more than a minute.
     
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    The flickering may not be harmful to your eyes, but it gives me a headache really quickly.
     
  4. Mephisteus

    Mephisteus The Meph

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    At school we have these really crappy monitors, not sure what refresh rate they got. But it looks like way below 60hz

    Hurts my eyes alot...
     
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    Fee Boba Fett Likes the Nips

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    they hurt mine
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    The monitors in the CS labs at school are the shit. Very high refresh rate :love:
     

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