How to Prevent Computer Eyestrain


How to Prevent Computer Eyestrain. Computer eyestrain can hurt productivity,
but it’s easy to prevent if you take a few precautions. You will need A properly lit workspace An
LCD monitor A copy stand Computer glasses and an anti-glare screen or computer hood
(optional). Step 1. Close the blinds and turn off extra lights
to reduce glare. Use an anti-glare screen or computer hood
if you can’t reduce the light in your office. Step 2. Buy an LCD monitor, since older CRT monitors
produce flicker, a major source of eyestrain. Use a monitor measuring at least 19 inches
with a dot pitch of .28 millimeters or lower. If you’re stuck with a CRT monitor, set the
refresh rate as high as possible to reduce flicker. Step 3. Look out a window or down a hall. Break up computer work by focusing on a distant
object every twenty minutes. Step 4. Blink to keep your eyes moist. Blink 10 times, slowly, every half hour. Step 5. Use a copy stand and place it next to your
monitor to reduce the distance your eyes must travel between page and screen. Make sure printed materials are well lit,
but don’t shine a lamp on the screen or in your eyes. Step 6. Use computer glasses, which are designed specifically
for the distance between your eyes and the computer screen. Did you know Computers with Braille displays
are available for the sight-impaired.

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