Sitting at a computer screen for long periods of time is becoming the norm among many office workers. As staffing levels are cut all over the country and increased workloads are leading to longer hours spent at the computer, our eyes are feeling the strain like never before. Although this 3M Executive Computer Filter was not invented to increase the time you may spend at a computer, it really has eased the pressure on my eyes.
I did have to wear glasses shortly after starting a job working in IT and have since found this screen filter very helpful in alleviating the strain on my eyes when focusing for periods of time. The black frame is designed for 16"-19" CRT and 17"-18" LCD monitors, and claims to reduce glare by up to 99%.
I have become used to the filter on my computer, and find it is much more effective than changing the contrast and brightness of my screen manually. The screen also helps to protect the LCD screen from fingerprints and although I do wipe both filter and screen regularly, i think it cuts down on dust collecting on the surfaces. The filter is ready to go from the box as it is already in one piece when you recieve it. Not having to adjust my contrast on the screen means that I can achieve an enhanced contrast experience and clearer text.
This screen filter cost me around £80 and was on offer at the time but i feel that it has proved invaluable to my work and offered protection to my eyes. The product has definately shown benefits and gives me peace of mind that my eyesight is under less strain than without the filter. The sturdy design and professional finish tops off what is now becoming more commonplace among offices where work related stress and strain is disrupting business.