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Computer Vision Syndrome: Fact or Fiction?
Date:3/3/2011

r chair, walk around their desk, and look off way into the distance. And then sit down and go back to work. That brief little walk for just a minute or two, that break, will increase your tenacity and endurance at the computer."

Schwab takes a pragmatic position. "The eyes are not perfect optical instruments, and all of this computer trouble is really explainable as a function of intense prolonged concentration," he said. "As a species we've lived with this sort of thing for a long time. This is just a newer version of an old problem."

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For more on CVS, visit the American Optometric Association.

SOURCES: Ivan R. Schwab, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, University of California, Davis, Calif.; Lee Duffner, M.D., ophthalmologist and voluntary professor, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.


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