The Video Display Terminal Eye Clinic: clinical report

Optom Vis Sci. 1990 Aug;67(8):622-6. doi: 10.1097/00006324-199008000-00012.


The Video Display Terminal Eye Clinic was designed to relieve the symptoms of video display terminal users by diagnosing and treating visual problems and by analyzing the patients' work station environment through an in-office simulation and making suggestions for improvements. The Clinic was open to the public and patients were therefore self-selected. The symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments were compiled retrospectively and reported for 153 patients. Vision problems were diagnosed in most patients. The most frequent diagnoses included: presbyopia, improper spectacle design for presbyopia, accomodative deficiencies, esophoria, exophoria, and hyperopia. The results suggest that proper visual care and work station arrangement can improve comfort.

MeSH terms

  • Accommodation, Ocular
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Computer Terminals*
  • Environment
  • Ergonomics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Presbyopia / diagnosis
  • Presbyopia / etiology
  • Presbyopia / therapy
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Vision Disorders / etiology
  • Vision Disorders / therapy