Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a condition categorized by dry eyes or eye strain, blurred vision, headaches and neck or shoulder pain. It is caused by the high visual demands of consistently looking at computers or other digital screens for an extended period. If you work from home, you may be especially susceptible to CVS, depending on your home setup. However, CVS can affect anyone who spends most of their day looking at a screen, especially if they deal with computer glare and poor lighting conditions. Let’s look at some of the most common causes of computer glare and simple solutions for them.
Computer Settings and Accessories
One of the first things you can explore to fix computer glare is the computer’s settings. Sometimes adjusting the screen’s contrast and brightness levels is enough to eliminate minor glare. For more extreme cases of computer glare, you may need to change features outside your computer, such as the surrounding area. If you’re willing to make an investment to reduce your computer glare issue, you can also use products that might help alleviate eye strain, such as:
- Glare hoods.
- Monitor covers.
- Anti-glare glasses.
Location and Lighting
Although not always ideal, you may want to consider redecorating your office. Place your computer in an area that doesn’t get as much light. Nearby lights can cause some of the worst cases of computer glare, but moving them away from your screen can quickly solve this problem. An even bigger lighting source concern is your windows. Even if you love the natural light filtering into your office, it is, unfortunately, one of the leading causes of computer glare and eye strain. However, closing your blinds completely will block out all the light coming in. Ideally, you want to find a way to block just enough light to solve your glare problem without giving up all the benefits natural light otherwise provides.
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