Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
How much time do you spend in front of computer screens? Do your eyes get dry or tired? Do you ever get headaches? Have you ever thought you might need new glasses?
In a recent search for new monitor settings to reduce my eye strain I found some great resources. Lifehack offers a great list of solutions for reducing the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome. For those of us who prefer specialist sources All About Vision has an excellent list of 10 Steps for Relief. I’ve tried increasing the refresh rate and adjusting the contrast on my monitor, yawning to hydrate my eyes, and experimenting with different desk positions for my screen. (It currently sits on an outdated software package that boosts it about 3 inches or 8 cms.) If these methods don’t help I may consider getting computer glasses just for work. Since I spend 100% of my time in front of the screen it would be worth the estimated $300 investment.
I hope these tips help you cope with the nature of computer work and its effects on the eyes. Usually when I say something is “easy on the eyes” I mean its beautiful. Let’s hope your computer screen becomes a thing of beauty soon!
Please let me know what health concerns you have at work by responding in a comment.
Your input is greatly valued!
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