Although modern monitors are not as aggressive on the eyes as old CRT ones, eye strain is still a thing and taking a brake every now and then is definitely recommended. CareUEyes can make your screen more comfortable to look at. It changes the color settings of your screen, to make it feel more comfortable during certain times and activities. Additionally, the software can remind you periodically to take a brake and look at something else to relax your eyes.
CareUEyes is free and it can be used on any popular Windows platform. It doesn’t take long to download its setup package and the installation process is quick and it doesn’t involve any complex settings. The application doesn’t use too many resources and it doesn’t require any additional tools or drivers.
The blue light that most monitors emit can tire out the eye during late hours, when you don’t have any other light sources. To counter this, CareUEyes can apply a color filter, so that your screen will emit a warmer light, which is more comfortable at late hours. The software lets you change the brightness and warmth levels manually, by clicking and dragging two sliders on its compact user interface, but you can also apply predefined settings.
A series of options, located beneath the aforementioned sliders, will apply different screen settings, ideal for different circumstances and environments. With a single click, you can optimize the colors of your screen for the office, working at night, playing games, watching a movie, reading or editing. What’s more, the software provides an option for smart color adjusting, which changes the screen settings automatically based on the current time. You can start the day with a colder screen light, which will change automatically to a warmer light as time passes.
Besides making your screen more comfortable to look at, the software can also make you take a brake to rest your eyes. It comes with a configurable timer, which can be switched on and off at a moment’s notice. You can choose how often you want to be reminded and how long the brake should take. When the timer reaches zero, everything on your screen will disappear, including the task bar, and they will show up when the brake is over. Of course, if you have something urgent to take care of, you can postpone the brake a few seconds before it starts and you can also end the brake at any time, by clicking a button on your screen.