[thelist] are your eyelids twitching? (tip)

McCoy, Alan amccoy at goodmanct.com
Mon Nov 5 09:49:05 CST 2001

WOW! I just reset my refresh rate to 75 Hz. It was like dumping an
entire bottle of Visine into my exhausted eyes! Thank you, Jon Hall,
thank you so much! :-)


<tip type="stress management">
Whenever you hit a mental brick wall, take a moment, pull out a mat and
do some simple yoga stretches. Does wonders for both sides of the brain.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Hall [mailto:jonhall at ozline.net]
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 10:30 AM
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thelist] are your eyelids twitching? (tip)
> My first tip. Hope I get this right....I feel sorta like 
> Brittney Spears.
> ;-)
> For the last week or so my left eyelid had started doing this 
> weird spastic
> twitching thing. It didn't really bug me at first, but after 
> a while it got
> quite old. Last night I mentioned it to my health nut 
> girlfriend and she did
> a little research and found the most common cause is starting 
> at a computer
> monitor too long. The second she told me I went and looked at 
> my monitor
> refresh rate, and somehow it had gotten set back to 60 Hz. I 
> switched it
> back to 75 Hz and voila. The twitching went away immediately, 
> and hasn't
> returned.
> <tip type="ergonomics">
> If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, 
> especially with
> fluorescent lights overhead and have never changed the default Windows
> monitor refresh rate, your eyes are working way to hard. You 
> may notice
> headaches, or in my case, an eyeball twitching 
> uncontrollably. While 60 Hz
> is the Windows default. The best setting for your eyes (and 
> eyelids) is
> 75hz.
> To change your refresh rate:
> Right Click on your desktop. Click Properties.
> Select the Settings tab.
> Click the Advanced button.
> Select the Monitor tab.
> Select 75 Hz from the dropdown and click Apply.
> If you are reading this, do it now! Even if you have done 
> this in the past,
> check it. Windows will reset to 60Hz for quite a few reasons. 
> Your eyelids
> will thank you.
> </tip>
> jon
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