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Can turning down the monitor brightness help eye strain?

Can turning down the monitor brightness help eye strain?

Maybe: Eyestrain can be caused by relative brightness differences. Sometimes turning the room lights up can help reduce eyestrain by allowing the keyboard and reading materials to be seen better and reducing the relative glare of the monitor. ...Read more

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Which computer monitors cause least eye strain?

Which computer monitors cause least eye strain?

LED: Led monitors provide good contrast. Be sure to use a resolution so you can easily see the text. ...Read more

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How many meters or inches should you be away from the computer monitor to avoid eye strain?

How many meters or inches should you be away from the computer monitor to avoid eye strain?

24-30": Most monitors today are widescreen aspect ratio and are between 19-22". Having the screen 24-30" is a good compromise between full screen viewing and text size. Good glasses set for this distance should allow effortless viewing. Of course, the larger the monitor the further it should be placed. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Yes: Be sure to use the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, look up for 20 seconds at something at least 20 feet away. Make sure your glasses are correctly focused and use artificial tears as necessary for dryness. ...Read more

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How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Breaks/Glasses: To prevent eye strain, take frequent breaks by looking out a window or far off distance. This relaxes the muscle in the eye that is straining to read the computer. Also, light reading glasses may be needed to help you see clearly and avoid strain. Check with your eye doctor if the strain persists as a pair of computer glasses may be helpful. ...Read more

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Computers = eye strain? I spend a lot of time in front of a computer monitor, both at work and at home. Before i log off at night, i often find my eyes feel tired and/or dry. Should I use eye drops, or do I need to get a life away from my computers? Is st

Computers = eye strain? I spend a lot of time in front of a computer monitor, both at work and at home. Before i log off at night, i often find my eyes feel tired and/or dry. Should I use eye drops, or do I need to get a life away from my computers? Is st

Working : Working at a computer screen for long hours is very tough on the eyes, for two separate reasons: 1) when you concentrate on computer work, most people blink less than they should. Under normal conditions, the average person blinks once every 5 seconds, but when using a computer, many people blink only every 8-10 seconds. This can cause the eyes to feel dry and become red and irritated. The solution is to rest the eyes throughout the day, if only for a few minutes each hour. Eye drops will not help much. Fish or flaxseed oil pills (omega-3's) help a great deal by making the tears a little thicker. 2) if you are over 40, you might benefit from reading glasses while working at the computer. Oftentimes, the reading glasses sold in the drugstore (no prescription needed) will do the trick. ...Read more

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What are ideal contrast/brightness settings to minimize eye strain?

What are ideal contrast/brightness settings to minimize eye strain?

In the middle: Usually, the middle of the contrast and brightness adjustments are optimal. The most important thing is to have adequate surrounding lighting to reduce the glare fromthe difference in relative light intensity. Also, good lighting also makes the keyboard and other documents easier to read and be sure to check those glasses for good focus! ...Read more

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