Correct positioning of your desktop monitor

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  • laptopdesk-okYour monitor should be positioned at approximately arm’s length from your usual seated position for visual comfort.
  • The top tool bar of the screen should be at approximately the same height as your eyes.
    – If it is too low, you may be at risk of developing neck pain from looking down at the screen.
    – If it is too high, it can cause both neck pain and eye strain from looking up.
  • The monitor should be angled vertically to avoid glare on the screen from overhead lighting.
  • Your monitor, keyboard and mouse should be positioned directly in front of you on your desktop, in a straight line with your shoulders.
    – If you place them on an angle, you are at risk of developing one-sided neck and shoulder pain.