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17 4. Is there an optimum height for my monitor?




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This article is from the Ergonomics and Typing Injury FAQ, by Dan Wallach dwallach@cs.princeton.edu with numerous contributions by others.

17 4. Is there an optimum height for my monitor?

A. Yes. The top of the monitor should be at eye level because the eyes are
at their most comfortable position straight ahead but slightly downward.
This is why reading lenses in bifocal glasses are placed just below the
horizontal plane.

On the topic of eye correction, make sure your eyes are 20/20 and hat if
you do need correction your optometrist should know about the amount of
your monitor use and its distance from your eyes. A correction just for
monitor use may be necessary. Be sure to look away from your screen at
least every 30 minutes and focus on something over 20 feet away.

 

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