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Welcome to the TDCJ Wellness Initiative Now

Wellness Initiative Now is the wellness program for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It was implemented to promote personal well-being, fitness, and nutrition for all TDCJ employees.

March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

We usually think of work-related eye injuries being related to outdoor jobs; yet working in an office can be just as hazardous. Each day, over 2,000 Americans suffer an eye related injury.

For the workplace, according to, the most common eye problem is computer vision syndrome. While consistently being on your computer will not permanently damage your vision, it can make your eyes feel irritated and fatigued.

Here are some ways to prevent computer vision syndrome and keep your eyes feeling comfortable while at work.

  • Reposition your screen. Adjust your screen to be at a right angle away from direct light source. Investing in anti-glare screens for your monitor can help to make your monitor gentler on your eyes.

  • Don’t forget to blink. This helps to keep your eyes from getting dried out.  Use artificial tears. Using over the counter eye drops can help keep your eyes moisturized.

  • Drink Water. Staying hydrated can make big differences, especially during the winter months due to heaters making the air dry.

  • The 20-20-20 rule. This reminds you that every 20 minutes, you should look at an object that is at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.

According to Prevent Blindness is committed to providing help and hope to Americans of all ages as they strive to maintain healthy vision for a life time. Prevent Blindness recommends that you receive a comprehensive eye exam through dilated pupils as recommended by your eye doctor.

Early detection, prompt treatment, and regular eye exams can help to prevent or control glaucoma (most commonly known as eye disease) and computer vision syndrome. If you have any concerns about your vision or notice sudden changes in your eye sight, do not hesitate to make an eye appointment.

Physical Activity Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new physical activity guidelines for Americans.

Commit for Life

The Human Resources Division receives a "Path for Success" award from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Balancing Work and Family

Page updated: 03/08/2018