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Find out the ideal monitor distance

Eye, head and neck pain are not uncommon in the office. The main reason for this is usually the wrong monitor distance, but body posture also plays an important role. We'll tell you what you should consider to prevent these problems.

The correct distance to the computer screen

If you work a lot in front of the screen, here are some things to look out for:

  • The distance between your eyes and the monitor should be at least 50 cm. In fact, 60 to 100 cm are usually recommended.
  • However, the distance also depends on the size of the screen. For smaller 15-inch screens, it can also be 50 cm. From 20 inches, it should be at least 70 cm.

Positioning the monitor, posture and other tips

The screen should be positioned so that your gaze is slightly down when looking at it. This way you not only protect your eyes, but also your neck and back.

  • If you work privately or professionally for a longer period of time with a laptop, an additional keyboard can provide more distance and thus relieve your eyes.
  • The screen should also be as straight as possible in front of you. If it is turned slightly so that you constantly have to tilt your head or upper body to one side, you will develop an unhealthy posture in the long run.
  • It is ideal if the windows and the lighting also run parallel to the direction you are looking at. So your eyes are not strained. Poor lighting is often a cause of headache and eye pain that is rarely noticed.
  • Even if it is often difficult, a correct posture in the workplace is extremely important for your well-being. People love to sink into soft office chairs. Therefore, place the backrest as upright as possible so that you are in a straight posture to prevent back pain.

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