Eye problems and visual display terminals--the facts and the fallacies

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1998 Mar;18(2):111-9.


Estimates of the prevalence of eye problems associated with using visual display terminals (VDTs) vary enormously depending on the sample tested and the research methods employed. However, most authors agree that eye problems are common among VDT users. In this paper, the relative contributions of the nature of VDT displays, workstation design, work-practices and optometric factors are discussed, drawing from the substantial body of literature which now exists on this subject.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asthenopia / etiology
  • Asthenopia / prevention & control
  • Computer Terminals*
  • Equipment Design
  • Eye Diseases / etiology*
  • Eye Diseases / prevention & control
  • Eyeglasses
  • Humans
  • Lighting
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control
  • Posture
  • Stress, Physiological / complications*