06 Dec How to avoid eyestrain with your computer monitor placement
Are your eyes bothering you? You’re not alone. Eyestrain is the most common complaint of computer users. If you are feeling eyestrain or experiencing headaches, try adjusting your monitor position. Monitors and laptop screens should allow for neutral postures of the neck (head facing straight forward with no turn or tilt of the neck), a slight downward gaze of the eyes, and should be approximately an arm’s length away, depending on visual acuity. A good rule of thumb is to align the top of your monitor at eye level, so that your eyes are relaxed and slightly lowered to view the majority of the screen. The proper distance between you and the monitor depends on your visual acuity and on your personal preference. The monitor should be in line with your keyboard and mouse, and the angle should be changed to avoid any glare from overhead lights.