What is the correct height for my computer screen?
The position of your computer screen is very important as it affects the posture of your head and neck. As the day goes on it can affect your back too.
The monitor should be positioned straight in front of you with the top of the screen at your eye level.
Two things need to be considered:
- a relaxed and therefore comfortable gaze
- keeping your head upright to minimise strain on your neck
Our natural line of sight is 10° to 15°below the horizontal and should fall on the most important part of the display which is often in the centre of the computer screen. It's OK for your head to incline slightly forwards but not more than 15°. Beyond this the strain and pressure in the neck joints increases and can be damaging.
And last but not least, the screen should be tilted appropriately to give you a perpendicular viewing angle and to avoid glare.