Ten Eye Saving Tips for Every Computer User
Computer Vision Syndrome (C.V.S)
Commonly known as Dry eyes, is a very common problem with every computer user due to the prolonged exposure or usage of computers, the altered lifestyle & the change in the work environment.
- Watery sensation in eyes while working on computer.
Eye to monitor – the ideal distance
Your computer monitor should be straight in front of you ideally at a distance of more than 25 inches from your eyes.
The ideal viewing area of the monitor is 6 inches below the horizontal eye level.
Font Color Selection
Preferably work with fonts of darker shades on light background & vice versa.
Attach an anti-glare screen in front of the monitor, which will decrease the amount of light reflected from the screen.
Use a screen mounted document holder, positioned between keyboard & monitor screen almost at the same distance & height as that of the monitor.
Use suspended lights from ceiling & windows with shades, blinds or curtains. Avoid light hitting directly on eyes.
Use chairs with armrests which are able to provide, support while typing, position of head slightly tilted downwards & height of the chair adjusted appropriately so that the feet rest flat on floor.
Avoid sitting at a location with direct air on eyes from a blower or an A.C. or for a long period in a room with low humidity.
Take short breaks for your eyes every 20 minutes between your work for 20 seconds then look at objects that are atleast 20 feet away.
Close your eyes & slowly roll your eyeballs clockwise & anti clockwise. Repeat it three times.