I'm not having problems with cataracts yet, but Diabetes has definitely taken it's toll on my eyes.
Not nearly as good as they used to be. I'm going back to the VA Hosp. next month for my annual eye test.
I know I'll be getting new glasses.
I'm running a 21" Nokia monitor that I got at a computer show for $59.
It's just beautiful, but blinks out on me every hour or so. (just for a fraction of a second though)
The specs you gave for that monitor look real good. If its not worn out, it should make you a good one.
I've just seen so many monitors that were offered real cheap, that had severe 'Burn-In' or picture fade.
I just bought me another monitor last week at the Orlando Computer Show. It's a Sony 19" Trinitron with a black case. I saw it running and it really looks nice. (used, of course) It's still sitting here on the floor next to me. I really hate moving these 21 inch'ers. I dropped one trying to carry it up a flight of six steps. I damaged both me and the monitor. SO, be carefull!
I set up systems for people with vision problems all the time, but sometimes I have to do it on a 17" monitor.
Where larger monitors are just not an option.
Setting your screen resolution to no higher than 800x600 is the place to start. That's required for internet operation.
Then you can set your desktop icon lettering to 9 or 10 point type to make the icon words easier to read.
Set the text boxes for the icons to at least 60 widgets. (48 is standard) It's called "Horizontal Spacing".
Then in any text document (like this screen, for instance) you can hold down your left Ctrl key while you roll your mouse wheel towards you, to increase the text size. It only works for text though....not on a Html doc.
If you don't yet have an optical Wheel mouse.....GET ONE! You'll love it!
Also, you can make your mouse pointer about 50% larger by going into your control panel and "Mouse" and pick Windows Standard (Large) for your mouse pointer. It will look the same except that it will be larger and easier to find on your screen. My old customers just love it when I do that for them.
I'm 63 and most of my customers are much older than I.
Well, that's all I've got for now,,,
Happy Mother's DAY!
Edited by The Shadow, 14 May 2006 - 03:02 PM.