Eyes and Vision
EYES AND VISION
- For most computer users, the monitor screen is the “active” location where work progress is followed,
- Like other activities requiring continued focused use of the eyes, reading a monitor screen for hours at a time can cause eye strain,
- Symptoms of over-use include blurred vision, headaches, and eye fatigue.
Avoid eye and vision problems by adopting the following work recommendations:
- Place monitor in direct straight line with keyboard and chair to avoid continually refocusing the eyes. For most people, a distance of 15 – 30 inches from the eyes to the monitor is ideal,
- Set monitor height even with, or slightly lower, than your plane of vision.
- Adjust monitor contrast, brightness, and color to a comfortable level,
- Electrostatic charges on the monitor screen accumulate dust! Keep the screen clean using a damp cloth or special lens paper to avoid scratching the surface,
- Use a copy stand or other means to prop written work materials up and as close and even with the monitor screen as possible,
- Avoid screen glare by facing monitor away from windows and tilted slightly downward to prevent glare from overhead lights,
- Whenever working at the computer for long periods, take breaks to change the focus of the eyes,
- Even if you don’t use a computer frequently, it’s still a good practice to have your vision checked regularly.