Eye Care for Computer Users
There are millions of software professional
and students using computers in India. We recommend few eye
care tips for them to avoid Computer Vision Syndrome.
Slow in focusing
Blurred letters on the screen.
Reflection of ceiling light, or glare from windows.
Eye muscle strain caused by looking at a near screen for too
Symptoms such as eye strain, blurred vision, slow in
focusing, double vision, headaches appear when the
ciliary eye muscles are tired and cannot focus properly.
Heat generated and dispersed from the back of the computer
monitor accelerates tear evaporation.
Air-conditioning in computer room dries up the air and
accelerate tear evaporation.
Over concentration on near screen reduces blinking
frequency, which leads to inadequate tear replacement and
makes the eyes itchy and red.
On the other hand, dryness and itchiness of eyes can
stimulate excessive tear production, causing watery eyes
Normally lit room
Use lampshade to divert ceiling light downwards to avoid
To avoid reflection and glare from the screen, do not place
the screen by the window and do not sit with your back
facing the window. Consider using curtains to prevent too
much light coming in from outside
To avoid reflection and glare from the table, use table and
countertops with non-reflective matt surfaces
Choose dark letters and light background on the screen to
enhance contrast, and use a filter to reduce the brightness
Regularly wipe the screen with tissue paper or dry cloth to
remove dust that affect the clarity.
Place the screen slightly below eye level so that the eyes
are looking slightly downwards
Document and the screen should be at the same distance,
around 40-60 centimeters, to the eyes. This saves the eyes
from frequent accommodation
Use accessory light for the document if needed
Take 5-10 minutes rest after using the computer for 30-40
Avoid placing the back of the monitor too close to wall,
otherwise the heat will be reflected towards your eyes.
Avoid air-conditioning or setting the temperature too low,
as long as the computer is not damaged
Intentionally increase the frequency of blinking so that
tears can be swept over the eyes for lubrication and
Use artificial tear to lubricate the eyes if needed.
▪ Look down slightly towards the
screen with an angle of 15-20 degree to minimize the
reflection of ceiling light.
▪ Maintain a distance of around 40-60 centimeters to
the screen to prevent strain of the ciliary muscles
of the eyes.
▪ Keep upper arm and forearm at 90 degrees to
prevent muscle strain.
▪ Choose a chair with adjustable back-rest to keep
▪ Choose a seat with rounded or rolled edge, to keep
▪ Choose a chair with adjustable height and keep the
height at around 34-52 centimeters so that the eyes
slightly downwards at the screen.
▪ Use a chair with wheels to facilitate movement
▪ Use foot-rest to support feet if needed.
▪ Keep some space between the table and the knees to
allow room for leg movement.
▪ Use wrist-rest or pad to support the wrists.
▪ Hold wrist at an angle less than 10 degrees to
▪ Turn and tilt the screen to adjust for different
▪ Place screen directly in front of the body to keep
the eyes looking forward.
▪ Use an adjustable stand for document. Keep
document and the screen at a distance of around
40-60 centimeters from the eyes.
▪ Choose a table with adjustable height to fit with
the height of the chair
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