TrantaLocked I think with the LG 24GL600F my eyes are slowly going back to normal. It seems to be very conventional, because LG needed something good and cheap. Main reasons:
- saturated colors(they look normal to me, they dont shoot your eyes out)
- it doesnt use the new red-ish phosphors(otherwise even blue somehow gets red-ish)
- no high frequency flicker
The monitor stand is horrible, the monitor always is tilting to the right(0,3°) but my desk is not tilting… But you can fix that, the panel is a very conventional TN Panel with 144hz, normal TN Panel colors, and my eyes have for some reason no pain when reading. The last one is perhaps the most important, because my work is 90% reading and writing.
Only one thing is that i reduced the saturation of the 6 colors to 47/100(50 being factory setting) and reducing contrast to 45(70 being factory setting). I am using it at 10/100 brightness in the morning(nearly no lights on) and go up to 25/100 when the sun shines(no glare) or even higher with glare.
I also tried the Dell S2421HGF, but it seems to use high frequency flicker, it gave super hard pain even after 2 minutes of use. Colors were super greyish and ugly, not sure what it does better than the LG.
PWM was very different with non-LED screens, i could use my old Panel for 14 hours and i did use it for 14 hours per day. And i have used 3 dozen of monitors with LED backlight(work, friends) in the last decade and never had any strain, most strain i got is now with the new screens and only in the last 6months, not sure why.
I also was at a museum, they had some very old Samsung and NEC monitors showing some movies, and it was super pleasant to look at them. One was even showing a color test picture, it was totally soothing to look at! I had no symptoms with any of them. I am sure most of them had LED backlights.
If everything else fails, i will get some old LED backlight monitors. But at the moment i think i can handle the LG.
EDIT: If you still get strain, try turning off overdrive. It does strain my eyes a bit when turned on.