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Break the Eyes

By on July 6, 2011 in Computer Supplies

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A measly one in five office workers take regular breaks from our computer screens, according to a poll commissioned by the Eyecare Trust and Simplyhealth.

Staring at a computer screen all day can cause eye strain and visual stress and 90 percent of office workers suffer with screen fatigue, headaches, sore or tired eyes, and problems with close up and long distance vision.

Said Chairman of the Eyecare Trust, Dharmesh Patel: “Making a few simple adjustments to your seat, screen settings or posture could be all that’s needed to save your eyes from feeling tired and irritated after a long day at work. Staring at a screen can also highlight existing vision problems that you may have so it’s vital that computer users visit their optometrist for regular eye examinations and follow a healthy eyecare regime.”

Said James Glover from Simplyhealth: “Employers have a legal obligation to protect the eyesight of employees that regularly use a visual display unit (VDU) and even machinery in the workplace for an hour, or sometimes less, each day.”

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