Using Your Eyes and Your Computer


When you use your computer, do you experience symptoms like headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, eye irritation, double vision, excessive tears or dry eyes, pain in the eyes or excessive blinking or squinting?

This means you should visit your optometrist for a comprehensive eye examination. And, when you do, be sure to tell the doctor about the computer work that you do. There are a number of things that you can do to arrange and use the parts of your workstation to eliminate or minimize discomfort.

Look at this workstation drawing and compare it to your workstation to make sure that your environment is not causing your vision problems.

Human eyes were made for most efficient use at a distance, but if you use the suggestions made here and those made by your doctor of optometry, you will be able to use your computer more comfortably and productively.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 


(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

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