Health and safety computer screen distance

Nowadays we all are spending a lot of your time looking at computers. Researches show that most of us spend more than 50 hours a week staring at computer, mobile screens.

Many people say that they are suffering from “tired eyes”, while others admit to suffering headaches, blurred vision and have difficulty focusing. One of the most crucial things we all should do is to take regular breaks or eye yoga / practice.

I was inspired to write this article by Samsung’s launch of the Samsung Safety Screen application. This app helps users, especially young children, hold their mobile devices at an ideal viewing distance from their eyes.

A few hints to treat your eyes well:

  • 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 metres (65 feet) away for 20 seconds to give your eye muscles a break and help increase the rate of blinking.
  • Distance of the monitor from your eyes between 40 and 76 centimetres (16 to 30 inches). Most people find a distance of 50 to 65 centimetres (20 to 26 inches) comfortable.
  • Make sure that the top of the monitor is at a level at or slightly below your horizontal eye level.
  • Keep your screen clean - free of dust and fingerprints.
  • No reflections on the screen - The position of the monitor should be so that you do not get distracting reflections / mirror effects