Vision Bridge2Health Glare (for example, from windows, lights) – If there is no way to minimize glare from light sources, consider using a screen glare filter, or discuss with your eye doctor the addition of anti-glare lenses if you wear glasses. The goal is to reduce the glare so that you do not need to assume an awkward posture in order to clearly see the information on your screen. Document holder – Position at about the same height and distance as the monitor screen so there is little head movement and need to refocus when you look from the document to the screen. Lighting – Use bright lights with a large lighted area when working with printed materials. Limit and focus light for computer tasks. Let your eyes take a break – Try the 20/20/20 rule to avoid eyestrain during long periods of computer use. Every 20 minutes while using the computer, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds to give your focusing muscles time to rest. Blink – To minimize dry, itchy, burning eyes during computer use, blink often to keep the front surface of your eyes from drying out. You can also have your eye doctor recommend artificial tear supplements. For most of us, computers and screen time are a part of our daily life. It’s important we take precautions to avoid the onset of computer vision syndrome. If you experience any symptoms or irritation, discuss with your doctor. Causes of computer vision syndrome: • Uncorrected vision problems • Improper lighting • Glare on the computer screen • Incorrect distance from or position of screen • Poor seating posture Bridge2Health is our approach to health care benefits. Through Bridge2Health, we empower our members to improve their overall health through health and wellness education, information and tips. Sources: www.aoa.org, www.osha.gov UnitedHealthcare Vision® coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, located in Hartford, Connecticut, or its affiliates. Administrative services provided by Spectera, Inc., United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates. Plans sold in Texas use policy form number VPOL.06 and associated COC form number VCOC.INT.06.TX. 100-10496 01/12 ©2012 United HealthCare Services, Inc.