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Healthy at Work - Your Workstation Setup

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Updated April 13, 2013

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The Best Computer Monitor Height and Distance
monitor height

Easy Measure: Shoulder to Fingertips

(c)2012, Marguerite Ogle
Most computer monitors are moveable so this should be an easy adjustment -- and one that you shouldn't skip since having your computer monitor at the right height and distance will help you avoid workstation problems like neck pain and eye strain.

Once you are settled at your desk with the preceding steps in place, decide how to adjust your computer monitor height and distance with the following principles in mind:

Distance: The best computer monitor distance is typically the distance from your shoulder to fingertips if your reach your hand toward your monitor without moving your shoulder out of line. See photo above.

Height: The best height for a computer monitor is where the center of the screen is at or just below eye level.

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