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Subject:Lenses, eyestrain From:Anatole Wilson <awilson -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 29 Mar 1994 14:31:09 PST
I know the computer industry line is that there is no conclusive proof that
links computer use and detoriating eyesight. (My former eye doctor agrees with
this, but then he had his mind on a retina scanner at the time, and may
have been too enthralled with the technology to be objective.)
I wear bifocals myself (not a very strong prescription), and I don't find
them any harder to use with a computer than my old reading glasses or
even when I wasn't wearing glasses at all. They *do* make me pay more attention
to how I hold my head when I use the computer, since looking out of the top
or bottom of my glasses makes the computer screen look fuzzy, and causes
neck and shoulder muscle strain if I don't have the monitor positioned
The most obvious solution for eyestrain is to remember to take breaks. That
applies whether you're using a monitor or reading paper documents.
Anatole Wilson "An invasion of armies can
Sr. Assoc. Information Developer be resisted, but not an idea
IBM, Santa Teresa Labs whose time has come."
awilson -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com --Victor Hugo
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