In our ongoing series on wellness, this month the PSAC Prairies Regional Health & Safety Committee invites you to consider the health and safety of you and your family with eye safety and wellness.


Dry, fatigued eyes, headaches, and computer vision syndrome – here are some simple solutions that work from the Alberta College and Association of Opticians.


It’s that simple. Get creative about reminding yourself to do it: Use Post-It notes, set an alarm, or tell yourself, “For every new email I open, I’ll blink when I start reading and again when I finish it.”

Sit comfortably with good posture in a well-lit room.

Sit at least 25 inches from your screen, and position it lower than eye level so you gaze down slightly. Reduce glare with proper lighting, and/or use anti-glare film over your screen.

Take frequent breaks.

Use the 20-20-20 rule: look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes to prevent eye strain.

Remember to wear sunglasses, safety/sports glasses and visit your eye doctor!

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Your Prairie Region Health & Safety Committee,


Kim Wylie (Co-Chair, Component/DCL)

Gus Mardli (Co-Chair, PRC)

Val Illingsworth (PRC)

Kristy Slattery (PRC)

Satinder Bains (PRC)

Mike Fraser (CIU)

Faye Kingyens (UHEW)

Randy Olynyk (AGR)

Chris Davis (CEIU)

Jayne Fisher (UNDE)

Lorne Roslinski (UTE)

Valda Behrens (USJE)