Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Eye strain from computer use

Article by Darryl E. Owens published 10 October 2006 on the Orlando Sentinal

Studies haven't found that long-term computer use produces permanent damage But some people do suffer from burning, watery, or dry eyes, or blurred or double vision during or after use.

There is no evidence that this is caused by radiation from the screen. However, the main causes appear to be decreased blinking during computer use and wearing improper or outdated eyeglass prescriptions.

Coloured tints and filters are not the solution. Instead properly adjust your office chair or positioning your computer monitor so that it is 20 to 25 inches from your eyes and slightly below eye level (a screen that is too high or too low will be hard for your eyes to work together). Also, adjust brightness and contrast.

Andy Brazier

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