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Research: Employees suffering from eyestrain

Recent research has found that a substantial number of workers are struggling with eye issues at work.

Conducted by the Eyecare Trust and SimplyHealth, the study found that 90 per cent of people admit to suffering from symptoms of screen fatigue, including headaches, eyestrain and problems with vision.

Despite this, just one in five employees are taking regular breaks from their computer, as advised by eye health professionals and the Health and Safety Executive.

Furthermore, around 40 per cent of workers are unaware that they can claim a free eyesight test if they regularly use a computer monitor at work.

Daska Barnett, optometrist and founder of Specs of Kensington, commented on the researcher: "People just don't appreciate the symptoms that they have and that the cost of an eye examination will be picked up by their employer."

She added that the majority of employees are simply unaware of the health benefits of having an eye examination and do not realise that it is something their employer would probably have to pay for.

 

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