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Many times, your chair can be adjusted to make your work station much more efficient and comfortable. For instance:
Consider the following suggestions to make sure the height of your work surface and the amount of leg room it provides are "comfortable."
For most people, the amount of leg room below the work surface should be about 25" height by 27" wide by 27" deep. Larger people will require more space.
A commonly preferred work surface height for computer use is about 26" as opposed to conventional 29" of most tables or desks.
To improve visual efficiency when using your computer:
The importance of a sound ergonomic work environment cannot be over-emphasized. Below is a checklist of things you might do to improve your work environment to minimize or eliminate discomfort while using a computer.
If you use the suggestions made here, you will be able to use your computer more comfortably and productively.
The original source for this checklist is the American Optometric Association.
Approximately 70% to 75% of people who use computers on the job report complaints related to computer use. Some signs of computervision syndrome include fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, inability to maintain near focus, progressive refractive changes, neck and shoulder discomfort, changes in color perception, and pain in or around the eyes.
If you experience discomfort while or after using a computer, click here to see how you can adjust your work environment to alleviate or minimize discomfort.
The following suggestions will help you arrange your computer monitor and your keyboard to allow you to work most productively and comfortably:
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