How-To: Relieve Vision Pressure at the Office
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- Decrease the number of lightbulbs or fluorescent lights in your office and rely on natural light as much as you can.
- The AOA recommends the 20/20/20 rule: For every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This allows you to relax your eyes, increase blinking and produce tears – all of which will help with eye pressure.
- Move your computer monitor 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes to minimize the strain. You can also increase the zoom so the type on the screen is large enough to see without squinting.
- Add an anti-glare screen to your computer monitor.
- If possible, replace an old computer monitor with a digital thin screen. The old-school rounded monitors force your eyes to do more work than necessary to concentrate on the screen.
- Visit an eye doctor and ask about anti-reflective lenses or special bifocal lenses.