From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Does Computer Work Have to Be Hard On the Eyes?

If advancing years are making looking at the computer screen increasingly problematic, researchers in Australia are hoping they have a solution in the form of an implantable eye gel. Intended as a correction means for cataract patients, the gel could also be applicable for the aging workforce and its growing need to wear bifocals or other lenses to more effectively see the computer screen. But for the computer user who is looking for a comfortable, clear view of his or her work without surgical intervention, where is the solution?

Bifocals and progressive lenses, almost a fact of life for workers after the age of 40, work on the premise that the wearer’s eyes are in the same position whenever he or she needs to view something up close. For example, looking down might indicate a need to view a close-up instrument panel or the words on a page