Hi Mihail, thanks for dropping by and trying to solve our eye strain and headache/migraine problems. Here are some causes of eye strain and headache/migraine that I know of:
- Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
- Intel Graphics Driver (especially newer versions)
- Temporal Dithering
- Anti-alias / fuzzy fonts (first surfaced in Windows 8)
- Android 6.0 and above
- Windows 10 (Anniversary version and above)
- Blue light
- Glare / screen too bright
- Eye fatigue from looking at the screen too long
Item 7-9 are applicable to everyone, but I believe most of us are here is because of 1-6.
To complicated matters, a smartphone/laptop/PC that is causing eye strain, it could have a combination of items from the list. For example, one laptop could have multiple sources of eye strain e.g. PWM, intel graphics driver, dithering etc, while another laptop only has PWM.
To further complicate matters, a person may get eye strain from one, or from multiple items from the above list. Plus a person may know some of the items in the list causes them eye strain, but may not know if others items causes them eye strain or not.
So to solve an eye strain problem for someone, say Person A, first need to know how many items from the list would Person A get eye strain from. Then need to look at the device (smartphone/laptop/PC). The device has how many of the items in the list? Then need to eliminate the cause of the eye strain one by one.
Take me for example, I get eye strain and headaches from item 1, 2, 5 and 6. These are what I know. So if I use a laptop that has PWM, and newer intel graphics driver, then I would get eye strain. For me to use a laptop without eye strain, I need to choose a laptop that has no PWM, has older intel graphics driver, and older version of Windows 10. If I buy a laptop with just no PWM, I will still get eye strain if the laptop is using newer version of intel graphics driver. The laptop still have other causes of eye strain that is affecting me.
So if a person says to you, hey I tried your Iris software on my PC but it still giving me eye strain. Maybe that person is effected by other causes of eye strain in the list. Getting rid of just one cause of eye strain (e.g. blue light), will not get rid of the eye strain if that PC still has other causes of eye strain such as PWM, dithering etc. Need to get rid of all the causes of eye strain from the device that that particular person has, before the eye strain can be eliminated.
PWM is mostly hardware. But dithering is software and hope you can find a way to get rid of it. Other things like intel graphics driver, we still dont know what exactly in these drivers that is causing the eye strain. Intel investigated for over 2 years+, then gave up and stopped investigating. So unknown factor x still remains unknown.
Any efforts you and your company can do to find the root cause of these eye strain, and find ways to solve it, would be greatly appreciated. Right now you already have a solution for one of the items in the list, which is blue light. If you can find the solution for one or two of other items in the list, that would give a huge positive impact to many of us here.