WHEN VIEWING
THE MONITOR
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ACTION GOAL #10b: Start with the monitor an arm’s length away. Then adjust the distance of the monitor so that you can sit against the back of the chair and read the monitor screen from a comfortable distance, without experiencing eye fatigue, blurred vision, or headaches.

IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...    

A small change can
make a big difference

 
Monitor too close
You have symptoms (eye fatigue, blurred vision, or headaches).   Move the monitor back until you can comfortably read the screen without experiencing symptoms.

IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...    
A small change can
make a big difference
 
Monitor too far
You have difficulty reading the screen, and lean forward to get a closer look.
 

Move the monitor closer until you can sit back and comfortably read the screen without symptoms.


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