How do I best use my light box?
To properly use a light box first sit close enough to the light in order to receive between 5,000 and 10,000 lux.
There is no need to look directly at the light and in fact this practice is discouraged. The light should be placed slightly above or below the direct line of vision so that it is striking the eyes at a slight angle and not directly into the eye.
Go ahead and proceed with other normal tasks such as reading or working while sitting in front of the light box.
Start by only using the light box for 10-15 minutes per session and slowly increase the time over the next few weeks if needed until symptoms diminish.
5,000 lux light therapy will require longer sessions than if you are at the 10,000 lux range but may prove to be more comfortable.