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.
WORKPLACE EYE 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!
For more information visit: https://opto.ca/health-library
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)