In the age of technology, most jobs involve heavy use of cell phones and computers. Studies have shown that after years of staring at a computer or phone screen, a person’s eyesight can be greatly affected. The University of Alabama is working to combat this reality by opening a specialty eye care clinic aiming to help those who work in front of a computer with eye safety and wellness.
Excessive computer or phone screen time can take a toll on your eyesight due to excessive focus and refocusing. This new clinic is aimed at assessing individual workplace and vision needs to then identify ways they can improve their experience and save their sight. The clinic will also test and assess different techniques used to improve vision and the strain on eyes while looking at a screen. University officials aim to also create and experiment with more ergonomic office equipment that can be used in the clinics.
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