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Computer vision syndrome

Tips for Computer Users:

  • Wear glasses, with UV protection while working at the computer
  • Remind yourself to blink more often while working
  • Take more than 15 seconds rest breaks every 20 minutes. Use this time to just look around the room
  • Adjust the position of your computer screen. It should be below eye level, so you’re looking down at it A viewing distance of 20″ to 27″ inches is ideal
  • Keep your computer screen free of dust
  • Avoid bright overhead lighting that directly falls on your face
  • Uncomfortable chair and position can cause neck strain, adjust the height of the chair so that your feet are firmly on the ground

Eye Strain

  • Lower productivity
  • Work errors
  • Headaches
  • Eye twitches
  • Dry, Red eyes

Good Eye Care Habits

  • Sit 50 cm from the PC
  • Sit 3 from the TV
  • Read under good light quality
  • Rest the eyes for 1 min after half hour or 30 min of near work
  • Change all types of hand-held games to outdoor games

Get Back Windows Experience Index

The windows experience index measures the capability of your computer’s hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number that is called a ‘base score’

In Win 7 and windows 8, windows experience index could be accessed by right clicking on computer icon and then clicking properties.

Did You Know ?

  • When you copy something from the internet use CTRL+SHIFT+V to paste it. This will prevent the text from formatting.
  • Accidentally close a word file without saving ? No auto save either ? Search .asd into file explorer under “my/this pc”. The document will be there. Windows has your back!
  • Highlight the selection in the words and hit shift+F3 to make it all caps or all lowercase letters.
  • Hit the alt button and click on any Google image to have it automatically saved to your computer.
  • If you download a “PDF” file and you see it ends in “.exe” delete it. It’s a virus.
  • How to make an essay longer : Hit CTRL+F, search “.” and change the font size of the periods 12 to 14. They look exact same, but will make your paper significantly see longer!
  • If the WIFI at an airport/hotel costs money, add “?.jpg” at the end of any URL .
  • Computer is an abbreviation for ‘common operating machine particularly used for trade, education and research’
  • If you Google ‘I want to commit suicide’, Google provides the Suicide Helpline number of your country above all the search results.
  • Every 6 seconds a computer gets infected with new virus.

Some Computer Safety

  • Do not drink and eat near computers.
  • Do not play and run near computers.
  • Do not operate computers during heavy rainfall and thunder storm.
  • Do not open system or monitor casing.
  • Do not insert any metal objects.
  • Turn your computer and monitor off when not in use.