My two instant reactions in my daily life are damn this screen is too bright or damn it's too glossy/has a glare (even if it's a minimal glare).
I'm experiencing instant eye discomfort, and after short time eye strain and full body fatigue followed by "eye strain headache".
I do not have migraines, dizziness, nausea. Flicker does not affect me.
If I don't try to focus/read/watch, then lights do not affect me, however if I try to read something I always complain on excessive light.
The first few years only screens were affecting me, but these days I have similar symptoms with books too. So I do not blame on software issues! It's some sort of eye adjustment issue, how the place I focus on blends with the environment….after 20+ different optometrists one was able to diagnose me with "excessive convergence", +1 BO prism in one eye helps me a ton, however it does not work at all if the "environment blending is off".
Besides excessive light and glare, I have realized that high (normal) contrast affects me as much.
So my generic setup is no light source, lower brightness + contrast, no high resolutions, then on the software side always use dark mode + no font anti-aliasing. Thats all, I do not keep track of software versions, nor care when my work laptop needs major OS upgrade.
I've been on MACs the whole decade, all laptop model screens have been unusable for me, however when I plug them to TN monitor they all feel the same. Given that TN is the worst/cheapest monitor technology, they have low contrast, don't have vivid colors, they have the anti-reflective coating, etc…basically they are stuck in the previous decade technology. They almost feel as e-ink for me.
When I try IPS, they kinda feel similar, but after a minute, I realize that the screen does not feel flat, does not blendi with the env like e-ink, the whites are milky, I feel like the light from them bothers me, when from TN does not…and since I have used multiple TNs with different light sources, CCFL, LED, WLED, etc they almost all feel the same, where it's not the case with other monitor technology.
Each iPhone model was unusable for me (even in a dark room, without glare) as soon I put Skinomi Mateskin on them they became usable, they get the matte fill and blend with the env, almost as if I have replaced the screen with a TN. The Skinomi kinda reduces the contrast!
When It comes to TV I hated all new high end Sony and Samsung models, cheap Visio models feel way more comfortable. That was till I realized if I lower contrast on the high end models they became much more tolerable. Tho still I can't watc a full move, I rarely use TV. My prism glasses are for near distance only, the optometrist said the prescription is too small, that can't make similar glasses for distance. If i watch TV I just cover one eye with a wet/cold towel
PS: I had also tried the Dasung, but could not tolerate it due the glare on it..it felt like a cheap glary plastic