If you are a laptop user, it is best to separate the screen and purchase a cheap keyboard and mouse to reduce the strain on your neck. It may be worth contacting your occupational health department who may be able to supply them.
Position the screen directly in front of you so you do not need to twist your neck. The computer or laptop screen should be situated at arms-length and the top of the screen at eye level. You can adjust the screen with stacks of paper, boxes or books.
Check the screen characters can be seen comfortably and if not bring the screen forward a little more towards you. This will prevent slouching forwards over the desk to see the screen more clearly.
If you spend a lot of time on the telephone or on video calls, a headset is a good investment. Then position the telephone as close to you as possible so you avoid the need to over reach or repeatedly bend forward.
If you feel your eyes starting to strain it may be due to poor lighting. Strain on your eyes can lead to tiredness and headaches so ensure they get regular breaks too.
Bright, natural light is best for working at a computer but try to reduce glare and shadows on the screen.
If you would like further advice and support with your home workstation set-up, then please get in touch. Why not have someone take a photo and then feel free to send it to us and we will be happy to identify anything you may be able to improve.
Take care and stay safe.