Part 4: How to Adjust Your Computer Monitor to Reduce Eye Strain

1. Adjust the brightness of the screen. Spending many hours looking at a bright screen will increase eye strain.

2. Anti-glare screens are on all current monitors, however dust build-up on the screen can still be a
problem. Constant cleaning of computer monitors will allow for easier viewing.

3. Different screen combinations can help or hinder glare
a. Minimize glare by using a light background with dark lettering
b. Don’t have too many colours

4. If using multiple screens, ensure they have the same settings of brightness and contrast so that the eye does not have to work too much when looking from screen to screen.

If pain or discomfort persists, do not hesitate to see a doctor. Ergo-Motion Consulting has devised a convenient ergonomic assessment tool to determine if an ergonomic assessment is beneficial for individuals and companies alike. Feel free to visit ergotool.ergo-motion.com to take the assessment.

This ergo-tip is a part of an ergo-tip series about musculoskeletal injuries. This ergo-tip concludes the Eye Strain Series. Please visit the table of contents at http://www.ergo-motion.com/category/ergo-tips/ to view previous and other available posts. There will be one post released every Tuesday.