If you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen, you may experience eye strain. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers these recommendations for preventing computer induced eye strain:
- Minimize glare.
- Schedule frequent breaks.
- Keep the screen clean.
- Position the monitor slightly further away than you hold reading materials.
- Keep reference material close by to minimize focus changes.
Eye strain could be caused by a more significant vision problem. If you spend hours in front of a computer and you have cataracts you have may another option. Ask Dr. Solomon about a replacement lens with an extended zone for reading vision, which can be implanted during the procedure to correct your cataracts. You’ll take care of two problems at one time!