Laptop — thinkpad x220, monitors — DELL 2007FP and its analogues different resolutions (I have 1920x1200 home is worth - 2408WFP). Eyes live and rejoice. Well, Yes — the brightness is dull.
And really — any good matte monitor greatly saves. Basically, your eyes get tired from the glare and bad fonts (if you are working with text). For example, I have very tired eyes in Fluxbox from the fonts and cease to get tired when I run gnome-settings-daemon and xcompmgr.
Well, we should not forget that the easiest way to live eyes reading black text on a grey background. If in the console work, then bring in the appropriate digital tones. Default Butovskaya light theme in gnome 2 + gray tones in the console + muted brightness = 18 hours of peaceful gatherings at the monitor.
About these principles sit (and 18 hours in a row often had only to smoke and have moved away), for 6 years, the vision not the village. The first display was LG F730P, then matte laptops the last 2-3 years on the job I get Matt della. Everything is OK, vision even improved a little in recent years.