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Safety and Savings Tips For May 2013, from All Safety Products, Inc.

Computers and Your Eyes - How to avoid eyestrain with proper precautions

If you're working on the computer, eyestrain and headaches can be a problem.

Problems can be minimized:

Setup:

Workstation setup is critical to ease of vision. Arrange your computer screen:
  • About 12 to 18 inches from your face with the top line of the display just below your eye level.
  • At a comfortable angle that doesn't strain your neck and eliminates backlight glare.
  • Close to a blank wall, if possible.

Lighting:

Proper lighting is essential to prevent eyestrain. Make sure lighting is:
  • Dimmer than you'd use for other tasks but still adequate to see both the screen and documents.
  • Not causing glare or hiding what's on the screen.
  • Shining away from your eyes.
  • Supplemented by individual, adjustable task lighting.

Glare:
  • Reducing glare can also help reduce eye problems:
  • Place the screen at right angles to the window.
  • Adjust window blinds or shades as needed.
  • Shield lighting as much as possible to prevent glare.
  • Adjust the screen brightness to low and set the contrast to high.
  • Be sure to have your eyes checked if you do a lot of work on a computer. Don't wait for your annual checkup if vision problems are not solved by adjusting lighting and eliminating glare.


Computers and Your Eyes

How to avoid eyestrain with proper precautions

If you're working on the computer, eyestrain and headaches can be a problem.

Problems can be minimized:

Setup:
  • Workstation setup is critical to ease of vision. Arrange your computer screen:
  • About 12 to 18 inches from your face with the top line of the display just below your eye level.
  • At a comfortable angle that doesn't strain your neck and eliminates backlight glare.
  • Close to a blank wall, if possible.

Lighting:

Proper lighting is essential to prevent eyestrain. Make sure lighting is:
  • Dimmer than you'd use for other tasks but still adequate to see both the screen and documents.
  • Not causing glare or hiding what's on the screen.
  • Shining away from your eyes.
  • Supplemented by individual, adjustable task lighting.

Glare:
  • Reducing glare can also help reduce eye problems:
  • Place the screen at right angles to the window.
  • Adjust window blinds or shades as needed.
  • Shield lighting as much as possible to prevent glare.
  • Adjust the screen brightness to low and set the contrast to high.
  • Be sure to have your eyes checked if you do a lot of work on a computer. Don't wait for your annual checkup if vision problems are not solved by adjusting lighting and eliminating glare.

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