OSHA Ranks Computer Vision Issues No. 1 Health-Related Office Complaint.
In an entry for the Huffington Post (7/5) blog, optometrist Robert Joyce, OD, discussed computer vision syndrome, a workplace ergonomic issue that “is by far and away the most prevalent, affecting an estimated 150 to 200 million Americans, or 90 percent of computer users who work more than three hours a day on the computer.” Notably, “computer vision issues are ranked by OSHA No. 1 on the list of health-related office complaints. The National Eye Institute, again unsurprisingly, recently released data showing a 66 percent increase in the prevalence of myopia in the 25 years since the advent of the personal computer.” The rest of the entry was devoted to steps people can take to lessen eyestrain while working on the computer. Dr. Joyce also advised readers to see an eye care professional annually for a thorough check-up.