Looking at a computer screen all day

ACA529

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At the job I have I'm looking at a computer screen all day. Then I come home and have work to do on my personal computer. So I'm pretty much looking at a computer screen 9 hours a day. Some people at my office seem to do it no problem, but I'm starting to get a constant headache and I'm just not sure what I can do about it. Obviously ideally I should spend less time looking at a screen, but my job is demanding.

Any tips?

Thanks
 

Cheeseball81

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I've heard lowering the refresh rate on the monitor can help.

If you happen to use Windows XP at work, this can help: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/Step1.aspx

You may consider a glare screen for the monitor. Or, if you wear glasses, I think they can add an anti-glare coat on the lenses.

Overhead lights can also cause issues...are you able to dim the lights or even maybe turn the lights off in your work area?
 
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At the job I have I'm looking at a computer screen all day. Then I come home and have work to do on my personal computer. So I'm pretty much looking at a computer screen 9 hours a day. Some people at my office seem to do it no problem, but I'm starting to get a constant headache and I'm just not sure what I can do about it. Obviously ideally I should spend less time looking at a screen, but my job is demanding.

Any tips?

Thanks
Hanging around here { 6000+ posts } is probably not helping things ! :D
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I have heard many good things about F.lux by Softonic which allows you to automate your screen brightness.

This may not be an option at work, but at home it might help especially at night.
 

ACA529

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Thank you all for the suggestions. I'm not sure if the work computer will allow software to be installed, but these are certainly good tips for my home PC.
 
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At the job I have I'm looking at a computer screen all day. Then I come home and have work to do on my personal computer. So I'm pretty much looking at a computer screen 9 hours a day. Some people at my office seem to do it no problem, but I'm starting to get a constant headache and I'm just not sure what I can do about it. Obviously ideally I should spend less time looking at a screen, but my job is demanding.

Any tips?

Thanks
I have a special pair of glasses I wear at the computer. They are prescribed for reading distance and are tinted. I also use a desk lamp for light. It only lights my keyboard.
 

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