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Eye sight getting worse due to bad light conditions has been debunked for a while. It's an urban legend parents tell their kids to stop them reading under the blanket when they were supposed to sleep.

edit: Furyo what you talk about is probably CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) which is only temporarely and doesn't damage the eye.

It's funny that the CVS article on wikipedia says on the first paragraph that "These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions (i.e. glare [1] or bright overhead lighting) or air moving past the eyes (e.g. overhead vents, direct air from a fan)."

Don't the companies you guys work at have work safety and hygiene inspections/audits? Because the very first thing they do is an illuminance measurement. Besides having a bad chair bad light conditions are the worst thing for some one that works with a computer all day. It's not normal to get to the end of the day with red eyes, headaches and blurry vision. If that happens to you make sure that the office lights brightness matches the brightness of your screen. You would be dumb not to do it.

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It's funny that the CVS article on wikipedia says on the first paragraph that "These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions (i.e. glare [1] or bright overhead lighting) or air moving past the eyes (e.g. overhead vents, direct air from a fan).".

yeah, but even before it says any of that, it says it's temporary, which was basically the point in referring to CVS in the first place.

my dad's an eye doctor, and i actually asked him about working in front of a monitor all the time a few weeks ago. he basically denied that lighting was an issue as said above, but also said that prevailing wisdom has it that prolonged close-work (on anything, not just a monitor), is a cause of myopia.

so make sure to station your monitor 2 meters away.

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-If browsing the internet at work, always do it on your second screen and have at least one reference image open in a tab. That way, if a boss comes over, you can quickly click the tab, and then pretend you were looking at reference.

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-Always talk to the people next to you on the company Instant Messaging program instead of in person. Social interaction is a difficult and time consuming process.

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- If you do decide to jump in and try in person social interaction, make sure you yell across the room, especially if it's a complex subject important only to you and the other person that will require a few minutes of back and forth.

-If there's crunch time, make everyone in the office stay for 'moral support' until the build is out, even if they don't have anything they need to finish for the build. This greatly improves morale.

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