I’m surprised to find zero mentions of this on the entire forum. Monitor arms are awesome for adjusting the distance to the screen.
I’ve been wanting one for a while and two weeks ago I finally got one. I’m absolutely loving it and I think others might too. What’s great about is that I can easily adjust both the height and distance to my screen, which has been great for keeping it near the edge of blur and is a dream for ergonomics. I no longer have to conform my body to the screen, but I can move the screen to suit where my body is comfortable. If I’m tired and want to slouch and lean on the table, I can move my screen lower and further away. If I want to sit up straight or lean back, I can move it closer. If I want to really challenge my active focus, I nudge it back a bit. If I’m tired of fighting the blur, I just pull it a bit closer.
Specifically, I splurged on an Ergotron LX and have no regrets. I’ve modified it to support my laptop by screwing a nice piece of wood to the VESA mount. I can’t tilt it to sit completely flat, but my laptop’s rubber feet keep it from sliding down the incline. Then I use a separate mouse and keyboard on my desk.
The Ergotron LX is at the premium end with $150 and is only really necessary if you plan to use it with very heavy monitors. If you are interested in buying one, look into the ones with a gas spring for easy adjustments. Good models are available for under $50. If you do any significant amount of screen work I would consider investing in one.