Vision loss is a major issue for Americans across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), around 12 million Americans age 40 and older have some kind of vision impairment:
Your vision could possibly be improved. As a Doctor of Optometry who has been practicing since 1986, just the word “vision” can get me talking for hours, if not days. But let me summarize many of the aspects of vision and then I’ll address the next steps toward improving your vision.
Topics: vision problems
A study by Bank of America on trends in consumer mobility reported that 47%, or nearly half, of consumers reported that “they wouldn’t last a day without their smartphone.” That’s a bit dramatic. But it does provide a glimpse of how important these devices have become in our lives.
Yes, there are anti-glare computer screens. And they are something you should be considering if you have glare problems at your computer workstation.
Blue light is catching a fair bit of notice. As just one example, a Google search will bring up all sorts of information among its 150 million results. Let me distill some of that with a particular focus on blue light and its impact on sleep.
With the growing use of digital screens—including phones, tablets, computers, televisions, and gaming systems—it’s not surprising to learn that 65% of people spend between three to nine hours a day viewing a digital screen. Another 28% spend ten or more hours in front of a screen. Since you’re reading this on a screen, I’m pretty sure you qualify for one of those groups.
With sitting being declared the new smoking—the emphasis being that you should stop—you need to look seriously at standing desks.
In my posts “What You Need to Know About Ergonomics at Work” and “How to Choose an Ergonomic Desk,” I discussed a range of items needed to provide ergonomic office workstations that could address potential office injuries. Given that, here are our favorite pieces of ergonomic office furniture.
In my earlier post, “What You Need to Know About Ergonomics at Work,” I discussed an entire array of ergonomic factors. That includes everything from chair and desk to computer screen and mouse. Here I’ll zero in the critical elements of choosing the best desk for you.
Some of the statistics about office injuries are pretty staggering. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that musculoskeletal disorders accounted for one-third of all injury or illness cases in 2011. This includes thousands of office worker injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome as well as neck, shoulder, and back injuries.