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The main concern regarding computers is the potential for glare and its effect on the glaucoma patient.
To avoid glare you can use a monitor filter or choose a display with an anti-glare matte screen. Also, don't have your monitor face a window. Light coming in a window interferes with the light on the monitor, especially if you have contrast problems.
Older CRT computer monitors can be more stressful to the eyes than flat-screen displays.
Office lighting can also create problems with glare. Fluorescent lighting, of all available light types, produces the most glare while Full Spectrum light bulbs create less glare. A pharmacy light aimed over the shoulder of the non-dominant hand can help. Altering the color of the carpet, desk, or walls can also make a difference
Tinted lenses can be used to lessen the effects of some of these problems.
Last reviewed on October 29, 2017