ADJUSTING your chair at work can reduce your risk of back pain.
Workstation chairs must be stable.
The standard office chair has five legs in a star shape.
The seat height must be adjustable, and the back rest must be adjustable in height and tilt.
Ideally, the back rest should move independently of the seat to FREE screenings for the eye disease glaucoma are on offer this week at the Beacon Eye Clinic Rapid Access in Sandyford, Dublin 18.
The screenings will take place between 10am to 4pm each day.
Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.
It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part allow a comfortable position.
When you’re sitting, your thighs should be at right angles to your body or sloping slightly down.
If your chair is properly adjusted, your feet should be firmly on the floor, but use a footrest if it’s more comfortable.
The basic rule is to plant your feet on the floor and support your back. of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye.
Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it isn’t diagnosed and treated early. It doesn’t usually cause any symptoms to begin with. It tends to develop slowly over many years and affects the edges of your vision (peripheral vision) first.
Screenings are by appointment only, and to book yours ring Beacon Eye Rapid Access Clinic on (01) 293 8960.