Is it a good idea to put your desk facing a window?

I find putting your desk facing a window a bad idea

Apart from the seemingly insignificant fact, that it can be extremely distracting, placing a desk to face the sun burns your retina and you can go blind in the long-term

Having the window behind you is also a bad idea because it can reflect the light off of your monitor and make the image more “dirty” which is bad for the eyes too

Because of that, the best decision would be to have the screen placed left or right of you

If you want to go a step further you can reduce the Blue Light that your monitor emits and remove the PWM flicker so that you can have a better sleep and less eye strain

There are programs that can do this for you, probably the best one is

Download Iris


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