This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
How To Video: Reduce computer-related eyestrain
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

How To Video: Reduce computer-related eyestrain

2:58 /

If you spend long hours working at a computer, as many of us do, you may find yourself suffering from eyestrain. Sharon Vaknin offers five helpful tips to help reduce or even prevent the discomfort caused by staring at your monitor all day.

It's sitting in front of a computer all day is making your eyes burn your neck ache and your vision blurry. You might have a common problem known as eye strain in medical terms it's called computer vision syndrome and say I'll give you five tips that will hopefully. -- -- -- -- -- Sometimes a simple picture monitors thought Apple do the trick. So your monitor should be twenty to thirty inches away from your eyes if it's too far or too close adjust accordingly. Also the top of your monitor should be at eye level because it should be looking down your work not a so -- need to adjust the height of your monitor up or down. If you need extra height you can use writers like me is or hardcover books -- around. There is -- -- your eyes strain is caused by too much artificial or natural light. So if you can turn up any harsh fluorescent lights. Instead use a floral and or at -- grant and position it's that it's giving off indirect light on either side of your computer. One simple way to offset long -- that the computer is to use the 20/20 twenty rule. Every twenty minutes you find an object twenty feet away and stare at it for twenty seconds. Doing so exercise your eyes plus it'll give you -- little relief from staring at a bright -- screen all day. If you need reminders -- taking breaks consider a program like break ticker for PC or timeout for math. -- In an office or even -- home that you might have a lot of light around your desk natural light coming from a window and worst of all of backlight at your monitor. All of these things are really harsh on your eyes and cause fatigue. So one solution is -- glasses their tinted yellow it's -- -- the cool blue light that your monitor produces. In my experience they've been a big help but. You -- take some getting used to -- and you -- look like that. If -- -- is -- here and your reading materials are over there and your computer's screen is up here. You're forcing your eyes to constantly readjust those various distances which causes eye fatigue and headaches and so on and so forth. Instead your keyboard should be directly in front of your computer screen and your reading materials should be adjacent to them. An easy way to do this is to use something called a copy holder which hold your -- in -- -- type. But always have some -- hopefully you'll see a lot less stress on your eyes but if you're still suffering I it's just getting an eye exam. You might find that all you need it as a -- -- office. To give any tips or questions hit me up on Twitter and -- CNET how to from our guys like -- For cnet.com. I'm Sharon vaknin.

New releases

Swap your iOS 8 keyboard for these...
0:59 September 19, 2014
With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives.
Play video
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat...
5:50 September 19, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has the muscle car power (and fuel economy) to back up its nostalgic...
Play video
Compact, budget Samsung Galaxy...
2:01 September 19, 2014
This wallet-friendly Android phone fits nicely in the hand, but has a few drawbacks you'll want to know about...
Play video
Line up for an iPhone 6, get a...
2:11 September 19, 2014
Why do people wait in line for days at Apple stores for the latest iPhones when they could preorder online?...
Play video
3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars...
5:13 September 19, 2014
This week on Crave it's your last chance to order a Pocketcopter that doesn't exist, run for your lives from...
Play video
The Blendtec Designer 725 is too...
2:33 September 19, 2014
A significant design flaw keeps us from recommending this high-end appliance
Play video
Genius hacker Walter O'Brien tells...
3:11 September 19, 2014
When Scorpion makes its debut on Monday night, it will bring hacking and computer security to prime time like...
Play video
The hidden features inside iOS...
2:04 September 19, 2014
Brian Tong shows you the features inside of iOS 8 that you might not know about.
Play video