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How Do I Reduce Computer Eye Strain ?

Eye irritation (Dry eyes, itchy eyes, red eyes), Blurred vision, Headaches, Back aches, Neck aches, Muscle fatigue are among the common symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is common among computer users caused by prolonged computer use, while Cell Phone Elbow is caused by prolonged cellular phone use.

Computer vision syndrome affects some 90% of the people who spend three hours or more a day at a computer, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

There are ways to prevent Computer vision syndrome from affecting computer users. Easiest way is to reduce glare and reflections on the computer screen by modifying the lighting in the room or attaching a filter to the computer monitor.

An effective way:

Use good lighting, close your eyes and blink yourself more often. Follow 20/20/20 Rule – every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away, this will ease eye strain.

If you’re willing to buy some accessories to reduce glare and reflections, here are a few products worth considering

  • 3M Anti-Glare Filter – reduce computer monitor glare
  • 3M Glare Reducing Task Light – Task Lamps improve eye comfort and cut unwanted glare
  • Halo 6 LED Bias Lighting Kit – Bias lighting adds a subtle white backlight to your computer  monitor
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