Ergonomic computer work
• Adjust the monitor position so that the topmost character line is well below the level of the eyes and the monitor plane is perpendicular to the line of vision. This will relieve the strain on the shoulder and neck areas. It is also easier for the vision system to focus on near objects when the gaze is lowered a little.
• Adjust the character size on your monitor so that everything is easy to read.
• Look away from the screen frequently, e.g. out of the window. Short breaks provide relaxation for the eye muscles. Regularly and consciously closing the eyes for a few seconds also helps, as this re-moisturizes the eyes well.
• The blinking rate for near work falls by up to 40%. You should therefore make sure you blink regularly to avoid dry eyes. Drink enough liquid!