Although less than a few decades ago, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) was nothing short of a made up term, it has become a big part of the lives of many people in our world today. Spending long hours and days staring at a computer screen over time causes an immense strain on our eyes, which results in the symptoms of CVS.
Lights play an important part in the day-to-day successes of a business. Unfortunately, many companies don’t realize just how big an impact the lighting in their office or store can actually have. As a result, they lose out on money, when they could have solved the issue by simply improving their office light fixtures.
Photophobia is not a fear of having your photo taken, or a fear of cameras, or of looking at pictures, or of photosynthesis occurring. Photophobia is defined as an abnormal sensitivity to light. Those suffering from photophobia may experience pain, headaches, and suffer from co-morbid conditions such as anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Sensitivity to light can be exacerbated by fluorescent lighting.
Light sensitivity is an unfortunate affliction, turning every day into a challenge, depending on the intensity of the light or how sensitive the individual is.
This intolerance of light, known as photophobia, can make exposure to sunlight almost unbearable, but it also can cause discomfort indoors.
Now more than ever, companies have been increasingly committed to providing a healthy workplace. While much of the focus over the years has been on posture and position, experts have come to realize that lighting plays a crucial role in a healthy and productive work environment.
Lighting at the workplace is an important factor that contributes to organizational productivity and efficiency. Researchers have demonstrated that satisfaction with lighting contributes to greater environmental satisfaction, which in turn enhances greater job satisfaction that ultimately increases organizational commitment.
University of Oxford professor Russell Foster describes studying the response of mice with visual disabilities to a light/dark cycle led to the discovery of a previously unknown receptor of light in the eye
Does staring at a computer monitor or digital screen make your eyes fatigued or strained? It’s possible you are suffering from a common ailment called computer eye strain. Read about how you can check for some common symptoms and practical prevention and treatment methods.
In a recent study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was found that lighting design can improve office worker’s health. The study, which was published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine contains some surprising results.
For professional software and web developers, proper lighting is a critical component of the workplace. Typical offices with overhead fluorescent lighting can strain the eyes of those who spend a lot of time in front of a screen. Optimal lighting for developers is as crucial as an ergonomic workstation.