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Health Tip: Prevent Computer Eye Strain

Here's how to set up a better workstation

(HealthDay News) -- Sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time can easily strain your eyes. But a few changes to your workstation can prevent eye strain, Prevent Blindness America says. Here are their suggestions:

  • Keep your computer screen between 20 and 26 inches away from your face, and position it slightly below eye level.
  • Try to avoid glare by adjusting overhead lights, lamps, or blinds. You can also place a filter over your screen to reduce glare.
  • Buy a computer monitor that can be adjusted to a level that's comfortable for your height.
  • Attach a document holder to the side of the screen to avoid straining to read what you're typing.
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