Monday, March 20, 2006

PCs and iPods can damage your sight

Visual ergonomics in the workplace ...

"The increasing use of smaller work and recreational gadgets, such as PDAs, laptops and mobile phones, may be contributing to the visual fatigue and discomfort experienced by millions, it was claimed today.

"The unique characteristics and high visual demands of computer work and play make many individuals susceptible to the development of vision-related problems, " said Dr Jeffrey Anshel, a practicing optometrist and author of Visual Ergonomics in the Workplace.

"With the proliferation of portable electronic devices it is no surprise that eye care professionals are seeing more patients who complain of ocular discomfort."   continued ...   (Via

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