A monitor stand is a unique tool, purpose-built to ease your eyes and body while you are working at your computer. It is designed for your monitor to either sit on top or be fixated to, allowing you to adjust it based on eye-to-monitor preference. It is claimed that approximately 14% of optometry patients have vision problems due to prolonged work at their computers, making these monitor additions all the more prevalent.
While you may feel content and satisfied using your monitor without any additional features, you may not realize the benefits a simple addition can make. These additions are particularly worthwhile if looking at your monitor for extended periods of time, or if used regularly. One such addition is an adjustable monitor stand.
Computer monitor stands are useful for a variety of reasons, steadily growing more and more common among home and office computer users. Many users claim they see instantaneous benefits and quickly consider monitor stands a necessity on their computer desk.
Monitor stands for desks serve two main purposes:
Adjusts the position of the monitor to a comfortable height. When the monitor is situated on the surface of a table, the user must adjust their positioning and eye-level to suit the screen. It is said the correct monitor level is the height at which the center of the screen is 5-7cm below the user's eye level; this can be achieved using these stands.
Clears up free space on your desk. When the monitor is sitting on the table, it takes up unnecessary room. With a monitor stand, the space generated underneath the monitor can be used for other purposes.
5 Reasons You Need to Use Adjustable Stands
We have culminated in the top 5 reasons to invest in an adjustable stand.
1. Back, neck and eye discomfort
A constant static position throughout the day can put your health at serious risk. An adjustable monitor stand for your desk allows you to change your body position throughout the day by altering the height and angle of the screen, offering a ‘second-best’ option to leaving your desk regularly to stretch. Get a monitor stand early to alleviate back, neck, and eye discomfort. If you don’t have any of these issues but use a monitor regularly, get a stand early; prevention is key in these cases.
2. You are tired of adjusting to your screen
Monitor stands give you the ability to adjust your screen to a comfortable height, as well as better control the distance from your eyes and the angle of the screen. Your neck, shoulders, and back will also see the benefits of this control as you will be in a position self-designed for your comfort and convenience.
3. Stand functionality
A computer monitor stand has wider functionality than you may think. With certain stands you fixate to the back of monitors, you can put the screen in an upright position, turn it around completely to 360 degrees, or even place several monitors around your workplace at once. This would allow you to widen the screen picture to fill the whole field of vision. With the help of modern arms and racks, you can optimize your workspace for maximum performance.
4. Optimized workspace
To work efficiently, a properly managed and clear workspace is key. The computer monitor takes up unnecessary room on the desk, which can be resolved with a stand. The area freed up underneath the stand can be utilized, allowing additional room for your items and make your desk less cluttered.
5. Improved productivity
Thanks to the advantages already mentioned of monitor stands, one benefit that stems from this is improved productivity. This can also be seen whether you have a height-adjustable table or chair with anatomical cushions. Making small adjustments to your workspace to improve your overall wellbeing really does work in improving your focus and productivity. A monitor stand falls into this category and therefore may be the small addition that makes a big difference to your day.