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How can I change my settings to prevent computer vision syndrome?

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Computer vision syndrome is a name for eye strain and pain that can come from staring at computer screens for too long. You don't have to live with the factory-installed presets on your computer if you're uncomfortable. Adjust the brightness, contrast, and font size until you find what’s best for you.

From: What Is Computer Vision Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Optometric Association: "Computer vision syndrome (CVS)"; "The relationship of computer vision syndrome to musculoskeletal disorders"; "Criteria for determining whether the need for eyeglasses or other treatment is related to computer use"; and "Computer vision syndrome threatens returning students."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 13, 2017

SOURCES: American Optometric Association: "Computer vision syndrome (CVS)"; "The relationship of computer vision syndrome to musculoskeletal disorders"; "Criteria for determining whether the need for eyeglasses or other treatment is related to computer use"; and "Computer vision syndrome threatens returning students."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 13, 2017

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