I want to stick around till I can’t see straight

…spending many hours — sometimes all day…while sitting in front of the screen, she told me, “I developed burning in my eyes that made it very difficult to work.” After resting her eyes for a while, the discomfort abates, but it quickly returns when she goes back to the computer. “…I’d turn off the computer, but I need it to work the frustrated professor…has a condition called computer vision syndrome. She is hardly alone. It can affect anyone who spends three or more hours a day in front of computer monitors, and the population at risk is potentially huge. Worldwide, up to 70 million workers are at risk…and those numbers are only likely to grow. In a report about the condition the authors detail an expanding list of professionals at risk … all of whom “cannot work without the help of computer.”…Studies have indicated 70 percent to 90 percent of people who use computers extensively…have one or more symptoms…The effects of prolonged computer use are not just vision-related. Complaints include neurological symptoms like chronic headaches and musculoskeletal problems like neck and back pain…the use of a computer for even three hours a day is likely to result in eye symptoms, low back pain, tension headache and psychosocial stress.  Still, the most common computer-related complaint involves the eyes, which can develop blurred or double vision as well as burning, itching, dryness and redness, all of which can interfere with work performance.

~ Jane E. Brody, Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

Notes: Portrait: Nadia (via Newthom). Post title taken from Foreigner’s Double Vision lyrics:

Tonight’s the night, I’m gonna push it to the limit
I live all of my years in a single minute
Fill my eyes with that double vision, no disguise for that double vision
Ooh, when it gets through to me, it’s always new to me
My double vision always seems to get the best of me, the best of me, yeah


  1. just walk away. easier said than done.

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  2. And are we having fun yet?

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  3. and the solution… hum…

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  4. Oh dear … I would hate to look in the mirror and have that looking back at me!

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  5. Christie says:

    Years ago I read that every 20 minutes of screen time a break should happen…either close your eyes for a moment, glance out a window to rest your eyes or down a hallway must be a longer view. I have a large canvas painting of trees that I can escape to it have a depth of perspective…I use a matte finish computer screen I don’t care for the glossy screens, so much glare…/// the photo catches my attention and has a personal impact.

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  6. Christie says:

    Sometimes I glance out a choice of windows at the old growth covered mountains…

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  7. Reblogged this on A Sight for Sore Eyes and commented:
    A great insightful piece by fellow blogger David Kanigan! His piece goes into the various neurological and musculoskeletal problems that can come from just 3 hours of computer use per day! Importantly he draws the critical parallel between the effects of these screens, and our productivity!


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