Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Computers and your eyes

Can looking at computer screens damage my eyes?
No. While complaints of eye fatigue and discomfort are common among computer users, these symptoms are not caused by the computer screen itself. Computer screens give off little or no harmful radiation.

Can looking at a computer screen cause eyestrain?
Fatigue, dry eyes, bad lighting, or how you sit in front of the computer can cause eyestrain.

What can I do to prevent eyestrain?
1. Place your screen 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes and a little bit below eye level.
2. Use a document holder placed next to your computer screen. It should be close enough so you don’t have to swing your head back and forth or constantly change your eye focus.
3. Change your lighting to lower glare and harsh reflections. Glare filters over your computer screen can also help.
4. Get a chair you can adjust.
5. Choose screens that can tilt and swivel. A keyboard that you can adjust is also helpful.

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