Recently while working at my computer in 495 Coffey Hall, I started experiencing some moderate eye strain that became a persistent headache on many days. Given that I have spent years working 9-to-5 on a computer without problems before, I went to get my eyes checked. My vision was the same as always. So I did some research and made three discoveries that have profoundly helped me. Here’s what experts recommend:
- Position your laptop and monitor screens so they’re perpendicular to your eyes — not tilted.
- Position your chair (as well as laptop and monitors, if possible) so your screens are at eye level or slightly below.
- Keep your screens away from the glare of sunlight, which can create additional vision problems.