I am having quite a problem with new monitors… I made a post about it here but I will post also my findings here. Hope this helps, and maybe we can cross check my findings as well:
My usual monitor is a LG 29UM59-P. Worked great for many years. Still does.
Also as a 2nd monitor I used a Philips 227E. Also great for many years.
Finally wanted an upgrade. Looked for a gaming monitor (I also stream/record) in 1080p.
So looked for a IPS, 144-240 Hz, with also good reviews regarding colors for editing.
Went already through 3 monitors :
Gaming LED IPS Acer Nitro 24.5" - XV253QPbmiiprzx (bad eye sore and headaches). Found out the screen was not flickering but kind of a on-off/really fast shake (could see it in games in dark areas especially)
Ips Lenovo Legion y25-25 - also eye sores
Now I have an IPS AOC 23.8" - 24G2SPU/BK - also eye pain and headaches
I just can't understand why this happens. I constantly feel like/can see that fast shake or fast on-off of the screen. Dunno how to say it otherwise.
All monitors are flicker free (did all sorts of test) , no bands going up and down on the screens.
NOW... I have eye glasses with add on tints. The blue light (i guess) tint blocked helps a lot with blue light and wanted to test them out.
Here is how a real scene look likes vs. using the glasses.
Also the 2 screens : My old monitor vs. AOC (normal screens) and with glasses.
Something is really ODD. Why does the AOC has minimal changes and not as much as my old LG (which simulates the real life scenario?)
Can this have something to do with the eyes strain? I only tested the glasses on the AOC but why is this such a big difference?
With or without glasses I can stay on the LG 24/24 with no pain... on the AOC it hurts with or without glasses.
Also went to a shop and tested a whole row of monitors.
Out of about 30 of them, 6 of them had the yellow tin when looked on with glasses, the other didn't.
All monitors looked "normal" and similar with the naked eye.
The guy from the store said it might have to do with the technology of the panel. Indeed LG (my old monitor) has a technology called "Eye Comfort" but I don't know if it's that or not.
Can anybody test also? if they have a monitor which doesn't hurt anymore and a pair of glasses that block blue light to make the same test like real world vs glasses? but with the monitor?