Computer Monitors

Computer Monitors
Placement Suggestions
The monitor should be at a height that allows the user to work with
the head in an upright (neutral) posture.
Adjustability of height and angle will allow the monitor to adjust to
fit more users and postures.
The top of the computer screen should be at or below the user’s
eye height with the head in an upright posture.
Distance to the monitor should be approximately an arm’s length
away from the front of the body.
The user should be able to view the entire monitor with their head
in an upright posture with a downward gaze.
Users should sit centered on their task/computer monitor.
• Maintaining the monitor at the correct distance, height, and angle will help reduce eye and
neck strain.
• Users that wear multifocal lenses will want the computer screen lower than their eye height.
• The user should not have to turn their head sideways to view the computer monitor.
• If the user moves from an upright seated posture to a reclined posture, the computer
monitor position should be changed.
• Display screens should optimally be +/- 15 degrees in the horizontal line of sight, but no
more than 35 degrees.
• Computer monitor should be positioned to avoid glare on the screen from overhead and
task lighting, but should not be rotated downwards.
• Position light source to avoid glaring on computer screen.
• A monitor that is too high will cause users to tilt their head backwards and cause nonneutral head postures and increased muscle tension.