Computer eye strain has become a major
office-related complaint. Symptoms can range from headaches, blurred vision,
physical fatigue and decreased productivity, to minor annoyances like dry
irritated eyes and eye twitching. Here are 6 easy steps you can take to reduce
computer eye strain.
- Reduce bright light either from excessive
sunlight or from harsh interior lighting.
- Position your monitor so windows are to
the side instead of in front or behind it.
- Reduce interior lighting by using fewer
light bulbs or fluorescent tubes, or use lower intensity bulbs and tubes.
Screen And Display
- LCD screens are easier on the eyes and
usually have an anti-reflective surface.
- Adjust the brightness of the display so
it's approximately the same as the brightness of your surrounding workstation.
Blinking keeps the front surface of our
eyes moist, reducing dryness and irritation. By working at a computer, people
can blink up to five times less than normal.
Having an air conditioner in your office
can increase tear evaporation, placing you at greater risk for dry eye
- Make an effort to blink frequently.
- If you experience dry irritated eyes,
consider using artificial tears during office hours.
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