Does your job require you to stare at a computer screen all day? If so, you have probably felt the results: decreased productivity, physical weariness, red eyes, eye twitches, and more. It doesn’t help that after work, you probably spend time looking at your phone or television. Add up all the cool blue screens in your life, and you’ll be amazed at how well your eyes are doing despite it all!

Studies have shown that 50-90 percent of computer workers suffer from symptoms of computer eye syndrome. In the next few blogs, we are going to share tips for keeping computer eye syndrome at bay.

Check Your Computer’s Display Settings

You can control your computer’s settings, which means you can get straight to the heart of the issue. There are three main areas to address:

Text contrast and size

  • You should not have to strain to read the text on your screen. Adjust the text size until you’re comfortable and then look into the contrast. Usually, black text on a white background is best. If a white background feels too harsh, you can adjust your computer’s overall settings to fix that.

Color temperature

  • Your screen is made to emit blue light, which is infamous for irritating the eyes. Adjust your screen to be warmer, and your eyes will do better.


  • Look at the white background of this page. If it looks like a light source, it’s too bright. If it looks gray, it is too dim. You don’t want either. Instead, you want your screen to have the same brightness as your surroundings.

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