Do your eyes feel tired, irritated or dry after working a few hours on the computer? Are your Contact Lenses uncomfortable? Do you get cramps, stiffness or numbness in your body parts? If yes, then you may have Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
It is important to recognize the symptoms of eye strain and to take the necessary measures to alleviate these symptoms at the earliest. One important aspect to consider is your computer setup as it can have a huge bearing on the condition of your eyes
Changing your Computer Setup
Check your monitor’s position
The position of the computer monitor can add to your eyestrain. It is important that it is positioned at the right distance from your eyes. Optimally, the computer screen must be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level (about 4 or 5 inches) as measured from the centre of the screen and 20 to 28 inches from the eyes. This angle keeps your neck in a more natural position and causes less work for the eyes.
Adjust your screen resolution
Make sure your monitor has a high resolution display. Turn down the screen’s brightness and turn up the contrast for optimal visibility and minimal strain. Screens that are too bright are hard on the eyes. When there is not enough contrast between blacks and whites, your eyes have a hard time distinguishing between different items leading to eye strain
Clean your screen
Clean your monitor regularly to remove dust and consider installing an anti-glare screen. If you suffer from dry eyes, you may have dust reaching your eyes because of particles on the computer screen
Upgrade your computer
Use a high resolution monitor. Older monitors cause your eyes to constantly readjust because they tend to flicker more and have a slower refresh rate. You should also use updated software to automatically change colour settings when you work at night.