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7 Steps for Relief for Computer Eye Strain
Eye strain symptoms occur in 50-90% of computer workers. They range from decreased productivity and increased errors, to annoyances such as eye ache, fatigue, twitching, red eye, headache and vision disturbance.
Here are 7 easy steps to reduce your risk of computer eye strain. Some of these suggestions are not practical in every work situation. The more you do, the better you feel!
1. Get a comprehensive eye exam
If you ever feel eye strain and work on a computer, get an exam once a year. Measure how far your eyes are from your screen, and bring this measurement to your exam so your eye doctor can test your eyes at that specific working distance.
2. Use proper lighting
Eye strain often is caused by excessively bright light. Your lighting should be about half as bright as most offices. Reduce exterior light by closing drapes. Reduce interior lighting by using fewer or lower intensity bulbs. You can also use ambient...