Computer ergonomics are incredibly important to your health and work productivity. Ergonomics experts have long said keep the top of your screen level with your eyes when working on your computer but I firmly disagree. This top of the screen level with the eyes position sets up bad posture that can deleteriously affect the health of you neck and upper back.
Though some argue with me, and I do know why, raise your monitor so that the bottom third of the screen is level with your eyes. This may feel strange when you first do it but you will get used to it quickly. You should actually feel like you are looking up a little which will place your head firmly over your shoulders. Now THAT’s what I call proper computer ergonomics.
The test… Sit up straight in front of your computer as your parents told you to, and have a colleague stand next to you looking at your posture. Then look at your monitor as if you were working. If your colleague sees your head move forward, down or most likely both, you NEED to raise your monitor. Read More