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September 2019  Volume 17, Number 9        

This Just In ...

Eye Strain on the Rise

Eye strain. Dry eyes. Headaches. Blurred vision. Twitching or red eyes. It all adds up to Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). According to the Vision Council, 59 percent of people who routinely use computers and digital devices for two or more hours daily experience CVS.

Research by the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry shows that vision problems can affect productivity and reduce job performance by 20 percent. If your office depends on daily computer use, here are things to do.

Group vision insurance makes it easier for employees to get comprehensive annual eye exams, which can detect serious eye and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, glaucoma and cataracts. Your broker can help find a plan that's right for your employees.

Fluorescent or LED light bulbs can cause visual fatigue, so position workspaces so they're not in front of or behind a window, but at a 90-degree angle to reduce glare.

Encourage employees to follow the 20/20/20 rule and take a vision break every 20 minutes by looking at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

Invest in LCD monitors and screen protectors to reduce glare.

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In this issue:

This Just In ... Eye Strain on the Rise

Technology's Growing Importance in Providing Quality Health Care

New Rule Offers New HRA Options

Legal Plan Representation: Peace of Mind at an Affordable Cost

The Confusing World of Cannabis Regulation and Insurance



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