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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

20-20-20 Rule Every 20 minutes of looking at the screen, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Also, try to blink a lot. Adjusting settings Using a larger font to read helps to reduce eye ...
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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

There are some options you have to reduce eye strain. You can get an anti glare cover for your monitor You can also adjust lighting of your work area (not always possible) by lowering internal ...
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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

The primary risk is what is called Computer Vision Syndrome (ref, ref, ref). The American Optometric Association (referenced above) recommends the following changes in viewing habits to alleviate ...
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Is Low Blue Light helpful for preserving eyesight?

There are two mechanisms of action how light affect humans discussed here: Amount of energy: shorter (blue) wavelengths are more energetic than lower (red), so it can be assumed that they damage ...
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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

You can also use f.lux, it is a software that adjusts automatically and according to your location the brightness and contrast of your monitor. It lowers UV light during day, and lowers IR light ...
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Are computers bad for health?

Like all things too much of anything is bad for you. As a designer working in the tech industry for over a decade, here's a few things I experienced and that might (I hope not) impact you. wrists ...
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Can I use a foot pedal to send mouse clicks and/or modifier keys ergonomically?

RSI refers to Repetitive Stress Injury. You see the word 'repetitive' there? So, it has to come with anything that you repeatedly do. No matter wrist, ankle, elbow, knee! But then, if you think a ...
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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

The Vision Council, which represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry, suggests the following tips to prevent and lessen digital eye strain: Adjust the brightness of your ...
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How can I avoid voice strain when using speech recognition all day long?

There are several good tips to help avoid voice strain. Like you said, drink a lot of water (6-8 glasses a day); also, limit your intake of caffeinated drinks or alcoholic drinks, as they dry your ...
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How can I protect my eyesight when using computers?

The health of your eyesight when using computer it really depends what kind of screen you're using and many other factors (DNA, diet, etc.), but in general, modern monitors (such as LCD, LED-backlit, ...
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How can I avoid voice strain when using speech recognition all day long?

When working with speech recognition systems, you should take the following steps to minimise strain: sit comfortably, poor posture in sitting can lead to: swallowing, talking and breathing ...
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How can I avoid voice strain when using speech recognition all day long?

One answer to this is give it some time. Your voice will get used to being used much more than it has in the past. When I became a teaching assistant I was suddenly using my voice to address large ...
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Do vertical mice cause less stress on the hand, wrist and arm than traditional mice?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on a nerve (median nerve) going through your wrist. {1} Pressure or swelling of the ...
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Why does the healthcare sector need its own DICOM standard instead of using XML or JSON?

I would flip this question on its head and ask what you think the benefit would be to changing the underlying file format? There are a few points that I can think of that might help frame the context ...
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Which background color is better for eyes while working on computers for a long time?

Reading is better for dark text on light background than for light text on dark background. We investigated the underlying mechanism by assessing pupil size and proofreading performance when ...
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Is the blue light emitted by computer monitors deleterious for the human eyes?

Is the blue light emitted by computer monitors deleterious for the human eyes? No. UV from the Sun (or other strong UV sources, such as germicidal bulbs) is harmful. Blue light from a computer ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

The image you drew to image the pain is almost perfectly aligned with your wrist muscles, specifically: Book Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Do ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

After experimenting different motions with my mouse for some while, I'm now certain it has to do with the effort spent in mouse-movement. I feel that it's the hand-movement that causes the pain ...
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How to know whether phrase A causes less stress on my vocal cords than phrase B?

You produce sound by flowing air through your vocal folds and making them oscillate. More oscillations produce a higher sound frequency, while less oscillations produce a lower sound frequency. You ...
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How to tell the difference between not so serious wrist, finger, arm pain/strain/weakness and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve. You have several muscles that go through a band (tunnel) which your median nerve uses as well. For whatever reason, if for overuse causing ...
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Which type of chair is best to avoid back pain?

I can share my personal experience with you. I'm a 31 year old guy with a sedentary job where I need to spend hours on my computer. I developed lower back pain around 6-7 years ago and more recently ...
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Is Low Blue Light helpful for preserving eyesight?

I don't have any information about whether the Benq monitor in particular will effectively reduce blue light. But to your question... "Is it helpful?" This article is fairly well referenced, and ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

I have a very easy solution that will work great for you. I had similar problem. I was developing potentially impairing carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand. I simply taught myself to use the ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse

I have suffered acutely from this phenomenon, and tried every single item in the list given in the accepted answer (as well as many others). The most important thing I found is separating the click ...
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How is the workflow of physical examination's documentation in the USA exactly?

I agree with the other answer and wanted to add a few things. At most larger healthcare systems in the USA, EHRs are used. Paper is still sometimes used in smaller practices, but rarely. In the USA ...
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Does a computer screen work as a lightbox?

I don't know if there is research on this, but if not, this might help. Natural daylight contains a wide range of light frequencies - hence the rainbow, when it's split up. At different times of day, ...
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Using farsighted glasses to counter nearsightedness?

Note This answer is not a substitute for medical advice and medical advice questions are off-topic here. If you have concerns about your eyesight you must speak to your optometrist (or ...
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Which one is better? Reading on a computer, on a tablet, or on paper?

To first establish a baseline: Reading is great for your brain, your mind, your intellect. But it can be bad for everything else. You sit, you concentrate, you stress your eyes. It is such a common ...
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How to reduce repetitive strain injury

I actually did a study on this (pains relation to posture) providing ergonomic assessments and follow ups for office workers. Ideally you'd look something like this: http://www....
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How to reduce repetitive strain injury

When you have a laptop on your thighs and you type, the wrists are bent upwards (forcedly) more than when you have a laptop on the table (higher). Also, arms bent forward and without support can pose ...
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