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3. View from a different angle. 

Ideally, the computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees, or about 4 to 5 inches, below eye level as measured from the center of the screen.

4. Decrease glare.

While there is no way to completely minimize glare from light sources, consider using a glare filter. These filters decrease the amount of light reflected from the screen.

5. Blink often.

Minimize your chances of developing dry eyes when using a computer by making an effort to blink frequently.

Dr. Leroy Vaughn, a board certified ophthalmologist in Inglewood, California, lends some helpful advice for people over the age of 50 as it concerns their eye health.

“If you’re over the age of 50 you need to get computer glasses. They’re half the strength of regular bifocals. You must wear them when you’re at the computer.”

Dr. Vaughn also recommends using lubricating eye drops, increasing the font size and decreasing the brightness of the screen for people with cataracts.

Diabetes sufferers should take special note to keep their sugar levels in check because the disease can make you near-sighted according to Dr. Vaughn.

I know we all see our primary care doctors and even the dentist, but eye health matters, too. Get in the regular practice of seeing an optometrist to check the health of your eyes. You don’t want to be caught out there without a vision for the future.

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