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    Question Ipad and Photosensitive seizures

    hi everyone i have not been here for a long time . I have a question about ipads. my computer is slow . I have looked at ipads in the store, they seem ideal very accessible and pportable .
    I am concerned though as the screen is bright with glare . I have seizures and migraines that can be triggered by fluorescent lights, flickering lights glare etc. also activity that requires me to move my eyes quickly . I would hate to spend so much on an ipad only to be unable to use it .
    do any of you have an ipad ? do you get a headache or seizures when using it? thank you for your help

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    Hi loli,

    I don't have an Ipad nor do I own a cell phone. A few yrs. ago I found out that I was photosensitive just like you and in turn the different color lights triggered sz. You should ask your Dr. to do a special e..e.g. on you where they flash
    different color lights one at a time to see what colors trigger the sz. the most for you. Years ago when I worked on the old apple IIe computer the monitor was fluorescent green and after being on the computer for 5 min. or less I would
    always have a sz. Try to make the color on your screen a little darker so the brightness doesn't trigger any sz. Here's wishing you well and May God Bless You!

    Sue

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    On my iPhone or iPodTouch it wil seem bright if the room is dark, and I will simply turn down the brightness. There is no flickering to worry about.

    Gosh Porkette you are making me think of the first old Mac I had with the monochrome 6 inch display!

    Thankfully the entire line from Apple does not have a flickering problem.

    --Travis

    side note

    There is a screen laminate you can buy for the apples that get rid of the format the screen is in (glare) and also will protect your screen. It may be the Invisi-Shield line if I'm thinking correctly. Plus, the screen laminates are lifetime warranty. If you ever need your device serviced, remove the laminate, stick t on a sheet of paper, and send it in to the company. They will ship you out a replacement free of charge.
    Last edited by Travis from MN; 02-28-2012 at 04:59 PM. Reason: needed to add more

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    I have a one year old Toshiba Laptop and I'll be darned if the settings will work for me so I can turn tthe brightness down. I am so sensitive too. Even just a short session online affects my vision and the visual issues that it involves.

    On my old PC I was alway fiddling with the brightness and contrast, it was right on the front of the monitor, a series of buttons.

    Anyone have any advice for me? On the new laptop the settings are In the left side of the screen but they don't seem to change anything.

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    hi everyone i have not been here for a long time . I have a question about ipads. my computer is slow . I have looked at ipads in the store, they seem ideal very accessible and pportable .
    I am concerned though as the screen is bright with glare . I have seizures and migraines that can be triggered by fluorescent lights, flickering lights glare etc. also activity that requires me to move my eyes quickly . I would hate to spend so much on an ipad only to be unable to use it .
    do any of you have an ipad ? do you get a headache or seizures when using it? thank you for your help
    I have not noticed any reaction that I may have to the operating of my ipad2 However, I have not reacted to light accept in the hospital under severe sleep deprivation and having a strobe light used on me during a VEEG monitering.

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