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MeasurementBlues   10/6/2015 11:15:50 AM
I always moved it down to my comfort level;

My montors are as far down as they can go. I know someone who cur out a section of his computer table and built aupport for the monitor so he could drop it even lower.

The Technology Review article linked above said that progressive bifocals were being made now based on people constantly looking at their phones, to amke the small screens easier to eard.


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zeeglen   10/6/2015 10:52:12 AM
Have you needed new chairs, added pillows, or found other ways to alleviate discomfort at work?

Yes! Keyboard tray, computer glasses with progressive lenses designed for wider field at 18 inches focus, and magnifying optovisor.  But because the focal point is only 3 inches with the optovisor I had to build a microbench to raise the work to eye level.  See Figure 2 at http://www.edn.com/design/pc-board/4430376/Milliohm-Squawker-great-at-finding-shorts-and-reverse-engineering-PCBs

At a place I used to work a computer monitor was positioned high up on the top shelf of the bench.  I always moved it down to my comfort level; the 2nd shift guy always moved it back up.  For me it was a true pain in the neck having to tilt my head way back to read the screen through the short-focus lower portion of my progressive lenses.

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