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AVOID VISUAL STRESS WHILE AT THE COMPUTER - PART 2
If you spend a large amount of time in front of a computer screen, you may need to study your computer environment for stress producing problems. With simple corrections unnecessary discomfort may be avoided.
A correction that may improve comfort and visual efficiency at computers is to reduce the glare. Characters on a computer screen are ragged and somewhat difficult to read, even under the best of circumstances. You may want to use a glare filter, a variety of which may be available by checking with your computer equipment supplier. Lower surrounding light, draw window covers, wear less reflective clothing, change tasks lights, and clean the display screen on a regular basis.
It may be time to get your eyes examined because even marginal eye problems can cause discomfort. Small errors like astigmatism or farsightedness can be very uncomfortable for computer users, as well as dominance of one eye of imbalances of any kind. Your eyes will always try to compensate. The result is often over focusing. This, in turn, leads to eye strain and may eventually require glasses or contacts on a permanent basis. If you aren't sure if this is your problem, make an appointment with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.
*Today's suggestions are part of an on-going series based on information from Dr. James J. Hilligan and Dr. C. Steven Kocks, optometrists in Saginaw, Michigan.
posted on: 5/1/2012 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side
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Judy Warmington, Woman Time Management (owner) -- Busy wife, mother of three adult/married children, grandmother of 10 (5 boys and 5 girls!), former high school teacher (M.A. from W.M.U.), Speaker, Author, Radio Personality, and Trainer of Professional Organizers.