Is Dark Mode Actually Better For Your Eyes? - Cheddar Explains


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  • Erica Gamet
    Erica Gamet  6 days back

    As long as they never take light mode away. I am a designer and trainer, so I'm on my devices alllll day long. But if I read white text on a black/dark background, I often end up getting an ocular migraine. It creates weird patterns in my eyes that vibrate and look like a kaleidoscope, lasting like 45 minutes and leave me with a headache. So, yeah...please just don't take away my light mode!

    • PR A
      PR A  1 weeks back

      That guy with a suit lied through his teeth when he declared that, "Right now, it would be very hard to say that there is any damage done LONG TERM from looking at COMPUTERS." 😕👎

      • Bob Tahar
        Bob Tahar  1 weeks back

        Dark mode was never intend for caring of your eyes... dark mode on smartphone is to save battery especially for OLED screen.

        • Coding in Flow
          Coding in Flow  2 weeks back

          Blue light blocker > Dark theme

          • czaryone
            czaryone  2 weeks back

            How can you compare LCD or LED to old monitors from 70's? Come on!
            We have much better screens and technology right now don't you think?
            It's funny. My eyes was quickly tired i felt like there is far to much light. Then the dark mode came. It's a blessing for my eyes. Say whatever you want I don't believe white is better because i can feel dark mode is soften for eyes. It's also not black but usually gray so you don't get glowing effect. Text is actually more readable when you don't get blinded by bg light. Where are the links and sources? Is it what you think or is it proper confirmed data?

            • Dunyamin Demirli
              Dunyamin Demirli  3 weeks back

              I’m subscribing for Star Wars reference. Done

              • K R
                K R  3 weeks back

                These "studies" are the most irritating to watch 🙄 it's obviously better for me, because if I switch off my dark mode my eyes gives your vectors for what's "better" for me the middle finger when I check the time at 3am

                • Jacob Parker
                  Jacob Parker  4 weeks back

                  His black t shirt looks like he took it out of the packaging 20 min before shooting

                  • Tyler MG
                    Tyler MG  4 weeks back


                    • Hex Omega
                      Hex Omega  4 weeks back

                      Nice approach but you guys assumed all we do on computers or phones is reading. If I'm watching a video (and don't want to go full screen just for that) I don't need more light coming from anywhere else except the part where the video is displayed. And nothing taught here applies since the video already has its own lights, colors and constrast levels regardless of my background's settings. Just turn dark mode off if you're gonna read your e-books or news

                      • Bundle of Nonsense
                        Bundle of Nonsense  4 weeks back

                        I turned on light mode for now and god idk how I lived with this

                        • whyyouplaythis
                          whyyouplaythis  1 months back

                          7 hours a day I can beat that

                          • Sexual Chocolate Robbie
                            Sexual Chocolate Robbie  1 months back

                            I hate dark mode.

                            • Srinivas N
                              Srinivas N  1 months back

                              By the way, your video
                              background is also not completely dark

                              • Meister Rhovanion
                                Meister Rhovanion  1 months back

                                Oh, I'm sorry I'm not a photosensitive goblin that hides in the dark 24/7 like yourself.

                                • OutOfSight OutOfMind
                                  OutOfSight OutOfMind  2 months back

                                  I have to use dark mode. The light can trigger migraines. The most successful dark mode uses non-white text. The best are pale colors or off white and slightly larger text.

                                  • Taron
                                    Taron  2 months back

                                    "Apps that don't have Dark Mode, will get it soon."
                                    Instagram: Are you sure about that?

                                    • Sergey Rozhenko
                                      Sergey Rozhenko  2 months back

                                      Dark mode is horrible, when you look away after reading in it you have darkened lines across your vision for some time. There was an old optical illusion of a picture of Christ that utilized this effect. Perhaps it's useful for people who read in the dark, but for me it's very uncomfortable.

                                      • Taimoor Tariq
                                        Taimoor Tariq  2 months back

                                        Petition for Grey Mode

                                        • PromotingTheBeat
                                          PromotingTheBeat  2 months back

                                          I think eye color plays a part also. I have blue eyes and notice for me, on my iMac, Dark mode on my eyes is a lot easier on them than when it's in light mode. When I have it in normal light settings, after 30 min or so, I have to close my eyes for a period cuz they get dry or irritated.
                                          In dark mode, It never happens.

                                          • Ignacio Morelli
                                            Ignacio Morelli  2 months back

                                            There is a "night mode" on Windows 10 that makes everything "sepia", turning the white backgrounds to a kinda cream warm background and it's more pleasing to read texts, like bookcel sheets that aren't white, but kinda yellow

                                            • Liran Piade
                                              Liran Piade  2 months back

                                              The main reason to use dark mode is if you have an OLED. For battery life. Even if it isn't better on our eyes, there's no harm.

                                              • Herminigildo
                                                Herminigildo  2 months back

                                                not cool if you have astigmatism

                                                • DatzConnor
                                                  DatzConnor  2 months back

                                                  i use dark mode cause it matches my gaming setup

                                                  • Astrid Bittersparrow
                                                    Astrid Bittersparrow  2 months back

                                                    I’m on dark mode on everything, if they don’t have it sometimes I’ll just use inverted colors if it’s on my phone :P

                                                    • Ali Abdul Rehman
                                                      Ali Abdul Rehman  3 months back

                                                      Seriously I honestly thought it was just a gimmick had no idea how it affects our eyes. I thought it was a style option

                                                      • 5 Minutes
                                                        5 Minutes  3 months back

                                                        Me: Sees video *turns on dark mode*
                                                        Me Again: sees 3:01 "turns on light mode"

                                                        • david sanders
                                                          david sanders  3 months back

                                                          This guy is the worst presenter on this channel

                                                          • Officially Anushka
                                                            Officially Anushka  3 months back

                                                            In conclusion,most people use dark theme because it looks cool! Period!

                                                            • Pixel Bytes
                                                              Pixel Bytes  3 months back

                                                              The part about old computers is pretty incorrect. Theres no reason why computers used to use white on black instead of the former. Think about it, most screens have a default color of black, not just old CRTs

                                                              • srksii
                                                                srksii  3 months back

                                                                This video is worst peace of crap I ever saw in educational videos.

                                                                1. White mod is simply BAD, you are directly staring at artificial led light witch kills your eyes. True reason that dark mode is a kinda demanding for your eyes, is that cos fonts that they use are adapted for white mode; to they have max readibility on white background. Most fonts are long time tweaked for best reading on white background, and now they need time to get that and perfect fonts.
                                                                2. Except true oled screens, all phones use same amount for energy for display, no matter black or while screen, led in background lights constantly, so you cant save battery with black background

                                                                • DRL CA
                                                                  DRL CA  3 months back

                                                                  I just turned DM on a second ago and came here for more info. Tnx for making vid. Basically, I use 3rd party software that puts a yellow filter over my whole screen and adjusts automatically due to personal settings and time of day. It's great and much better for your eyes.

                                                                  • William J.
                                                                    William J.  3 months back

                                                                    I watch YouTube, or read Kindle, before going to bed. My iPad Air 2 has a ‘night mode’ function, which removes most of the blue light. Blue light tricks your brain into thinking that it’s still daytime, and makes it harder to fall asleep. When I discovered the ‘night mode’, I started falling asleep much faster. The best part, is that it can be set to turn on and off, at certain times, which means that you won’t forget to use it. If your device has this function, you should try it for a few nights. It definitely makes a difference.

                                                                    • Kevin Walters
                                                                      Kevin Walters  4 months back

                                                                      I have very sensitive eyes, and get tired when they are out of focus AT ALL, and when I use dark mode, I notice the difference IMMEDIATELY!

                                                                      • tombro911
                                                                        tombro911  4 months back

                                                                        I don't like how he says "mode".

                                                                        • amol mahajan
                                                                          amol mahajan  4 months back

                                                                          Dark isn't good... You may meet some ghosts 👻

                                                                          • Sflot
                                                                            Sflot  4 months back

                                                                            Why is there debate about this? Dark mode is useful for helping your brain think it's night time and sleeping better. It's simply unnatural to blind yourself with a bright white background when you're in a dark environment. Also, just use whatever mode is appropriate at that time. I'm not going to be using dark mode when I'm writing essays, sitting in bright daylight, because that's stupid. If you use dark mode when it's dark you won't have any trouble reading at all, given that it's a well designed dark mode and not just an inverted light mode. In fact, you'll be reading better, because you're not blinded by a brightly lit screen.

                                                                            • thisguynamedbrian
                                                                              thisguynamedbrian  4 months back

                                                                              I think everyone just wants it cause it looks better

                                                                              • Hastur xix
                                                                                Hastur xix  4 months back

                                                                                Tbh, I only use dark mode to prevent my phone from getting screen burn in.

                                                                                • Richard Hawkins
                                                                                  Richard Hawkins  4 months back

                                                                                  Guys, Wordperfect is still around. I NEVER REALISED! This has made my day

                                                                                  • aCrazyDrummer
                                                                                    aCrazyDrummer  4 months back

                                                                                    As a programmer I have to look at a screen all day every day. I was getting huge headaches in the early afternoon while using light mode, and when I switch to dark mode, all of those headaches went away. I definitely agree about the contrast thing though. White on pure black is just as bad. The color scheme for SublimeText is one of my favorite dark modes.

                                                                                    • Komrade Yeeter
                                                                                      Komrade Yeeter  4 months back

                                                                                      Eliminate dark mode!

                                                                                      • My Reviews
                                                                                        My Reviews  4 months back

                                                                                        You'd know which mode is better for you. When I read in dark mode I get pain around my eyes and a headache so I switch to light and it is much better.

                                                                                        • nmeunier
                                                                                          nmeunier  4 months back

                                                                                          I have floaters and white backgrounds are really bothersome.

                                                                                          • RK Audio
                                                                                            RK Audio  4 months back

                                                                                            I love gray dark modes, and Twitter's navy blue. It's less contrast with the white.

                                                                                            • Davide Traini
                                                                                              Davide Traini  4 months back

                                                                                              Thank you...

                                                                                              • H. R. Lawrence
                                                                                                H. R. Lawrence  4 months back

                                                                                                Just add a third mode. Reading Mode! By having White text on a Blue background. And even make things better by having the modes switch based on what you're doing. Example, web-pages with heavy text default to Reading Mode. Yet, Video heavy web-pages change to Dark Mode.

                                                                                                • Mi Ki
                                                                                                  Mi Ki  4 months back

                                                                                                  I don't like dark mode. It's hard for me to read and do things on dark mode.