Symptoms and solutions
Common symptoms of "computers vision syndrome"
- Dry, burning, red or itchy eyes
- Tired eyes
- Blurred distance or near vision
- Double vision
- Light sensitivity
- Neck or backache
Factors that contribute to eye discomfort:
- Maintaining a fixed and close visual distance for a long time
- Inappropriate lighting
- Unsuitable workstations (dimensions and arrangement)
- Low ambient humidity
- Uncorrected vision problems
What can you do individually to reduce eye strain?
- Check your vision every one or two years, as recommended by your eye specialist
- Provide your eye examiner with information about your job
- Consider using task-specific computer glasses
- Make sure your monitor is correctly set up and positioned to minimize glare
- Take frequent short breaks to do eye relaxation exercises
For more information
A good discussion of computer lighting and ergonomics:
On computer ergonomics:
The NJEA Reporter has published several articles on office hazards and ergonomics.