Tips to avoid eye strain at the computer

Ten Tips to avoid eye strain at the computer

  1. Get a comprehensive eye exam– make sure to tell your doctor how many hours you spend at the computer
  2. Use proper lighting– eliminate any exterior lighting that may reflect on your screen and overhead fluorescent lights
  3. Minimize glare-invest in an anti-glare screen for your monitor, and anti-reflective treatments for your eye glasses
  4. Upgrade your display– replace your old CRT monitor with a flat panel LCD
  5. Adjust your computer display settings-adjust brightness, size and color temperature to reduce amount of blue light emitted
  6. Blink more often– staring can cause dry eye related issues
  7. Relax your eyes– look away from your computer every 20 minutes at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds
  8. Take frequent breaks– this is helpful with full body discomfort also
  9. Modify your work station– evaluate your ergonomics
  10. Consider computer eye wear– special computer glasses can be made to make the most of your vision and your computer distance

To read more about computer vision syndrome and eye strain click here, information adapted from


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