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7 Things You're Doing at Your Desk That Give You Eye Strain

ALL ABOUT by the editors of Al| VISION! 7. things you're doing at your desk that will give you eye strain Eye strain can be caused by excessive lighting. Overhead lighting should be no brighter than your screen. Don't wear glasses with an old prescription. For maximum comfort, ask your eye doctor about custom computer eyeglasses. Avoid "turtling" - sitting with your back rounded, chin jutting forward and head tilted back - to get closer to your screen. If you can't see your screen clearly with good posture, visit an eye doctor. Old monitors and low- resolution screens are hard on the eyes. Upgrade to a high-resolution flat panel display for less eye fatigue. Sitting too close to the screen can cause eye fatigue and blurred vision. Having your mouse too far away will make you lean closer to your screen, increasing focusing strain. Are you sitting in a bad chair? Your back should be supported so you can sit upright and at a comfortable viewing distance from your screen. Other Quick Tips: Avoid "computer stare": It's easy to forget to blink when looking at a computer screen. Remember to blink often and fully to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. Get an eye exam: Your eye doctor can identify vision problems and pre- scribe special computer glasses for greater viewing comfort. The "20x4" (20-20-20-20) rule: Keep your eyes at least 20 inches from your screen and take a 20-second break every 20 minutes to look at some- thing at least 20 feet away.

7 Things You're Doing at Your Desk That Give You Eye Strain

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New studies show that nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain. Here are 7 common causes of eye strain at work. Are you guilty of any of these?




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