Apartment Therapy.com has some tips to keep your eyes healthy and happy.
Remember when we were kids and our Moms nagged us not to sit too close
to the tv or we'd ruin our eyeight? Well the same is true for how close
you sit to your computer monitor. If you sit too close, you may not go
blind, but it will discourage you from blinking frequently enough which
eventually leads to eye dryness. Your monitor should be at eye level
and you should be seated about 20 to 26 inches away from it.
Another tip for preventing eye dryness is to keep a bottle of eye drops
at your desk. When your eyes start to feel tired or dry, take a quick
break and give them a couple of drops of rewetting solution. Also, pay
close attention to the lighting in your office, whether it be at work or
in your house or apartment.
Overhead florescents and bright overall light can create glare and make
your eyes have trouble focusing. Instead, use a lamp focused towards
the wall beside your work area and switch out bright fluorescent bulbs
for ones with a soft and natural glow.
Finally, if your eyes
are still feeling the strain after following all this advice, it might
be time to look into computer reading glasses. These glasses are
specially designed to reduce glare and just slightly magnify what you
are reading on the screen to give your eyeballs a break.