WHEN VIEWING
THE MONITOR
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ACTION GOAL #10a: Adjust the height of the monitor so that

• It is directly in front of you and the the top line of print is at or just below eye level, or lower if you wear bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses AND

• You are able to scan the screen from top to bottom using only eye movements, not head movements.


With bifocal, trifocal,
or progressive lenses
IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...    
 
Monitor too high
Lower the monitor
Raise the chair
 
The top line of print is above eye level.   Lower the monitor (remove the computer or monitor riser[s] from beneath the monitor) until the top line of print is at or slightly below eye level, or lower if you wear bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses.
   
    Raise your chair until your eyes are at or just slightly above the top line of print, or even higher if you wear bifocal, trifocal or progressive lenes. Use a footrest, if necessary.

IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...    
 
 
Monitor too low
With bifocal, trifocal,
or progressive lenses
Without bifocal, trifocal,
or progressive lenses
You use head movements to scan from top to bottom of the screen.
  Raise the monitor until the top line of print is at or slightly below your eye level, or even lower if you wear bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses.
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