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How Much Do You Know About Computer Vision Syndrome?

Which of the following has NOT been shown to be an effect of computer vision syndrome?

Dry eyes

Eye fatigue

Permanent eye damage (x)



Computer vision syndrome, also known as computer eyestrain, is caused by:Take a break and rest your eyes

Staring at computer screens for long periods of time every day

Overworked eye muscles

Prolonged exposure to glare and fluorescent screens

All of the above (x)

None of the above


True or False: Computer-related eye problems are more likely to develop in people who have an existing eye condition, such as astigmatism or farsightedness.

True (x)



What is typically considered the ideal angle for your eyes to be looking at the computer screen?

At a 15 degree upward angle

At 45 degree upward angle

At 15 degree downward angle (x)

At a 45 degree upward angle


Which of the following is NOT part of the traditional 20/20/20 Rule?

Look away from your screen every 20 minutes

Keep your eyes off of the screen for at least 20 seconds

Wink 20 times with each eye (x)

Focus on an object that’s about 20 feet away


True or False: Studies have shown that people tend to blink more frequently than normal when using the computer.


False (x)


What color spectrum of harsh, short-wavelength light do tints on computer glasses filter out?




Blue (x)


Which of the following is NOT an effective way of minimizing glare for computer use?

Paint walls a brighter shade of white (x)

Put a glare filter on the screen

Get anti-reflective coating for lenses

Don’t position computer desks in front of open windows


Which of the following lens types offers the largest field of view?

Occupational progressive lenses

Occupational bifocal lenses

Single vision lenses (x)

Occupational trifocal lenses


True or False: When it comes to maximizing computer ergonomics, using a laptop is typically better than using a computer with a separate monitor.


False (x)