Visual Fatigue with Work on Visual Display Units: The Current State of Knowledge

  • Pieter Padmos
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Visual fatigue is the most frequent health complaint of visual display unit (VDU) workers. In field studies on office populations reported frequencies of complaints vary between 30% and 90%. In addition, many workers are afraid that their eyes may deteriorate through VDU work. On the other hand, visual fatigue is also a common health complaint with other types of work. In “classical” office populations the frequency of complaints varies between 20% and 60%.


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