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Diagnosing and Treating Computer-Related Vision Problems


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With visual symptoms occurring in 50-90 percent of workers using computers, this practical guide details careful diagnosis and treatment of visual conditions that can cause visual syndromes. This book provides the knowledge, references, materials, and action plans designed to help practitioners diagnose and manage computer-related vision disorders. It addresses the visual and environmental factors that cause the visual problems experienced by computer users, offering practical suggestions for assessing the visual ergonomics of a patient's computer workstation and reducing the visual demands of a task.

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Key Features

    • Serves as a readable and practical "how-to" guide to computer-related visual problems that guides the reader in diagnosing and treating computer-related visual disorders.
    • In-depth coverage addresses both the common visual problems and the environmental factors that cause them.
    • Action plans in each chapter suggest activities for implementing and applying strategies in the workplace.
    • A chapter on positioning the practice provides information on how to expand clinical practice into the area of caring for computer-users and improve patient satisfaction.
    • A chapter on marketing provides the tools needed to bring new patients into the reader's practice and expand the patient base.
    • Exercises and hand-out materials designed for patient education encourage patient compliance with treatment guidelines.
    • Up-to-date information on various research studies and notes discusses the evidence-based rationales behind effective practice.
    • Information on lens products provides information on prescribing lenses designed for computer use.
    • Discussions of computer-simulation instruments provides information on the purchase and use of computer simulation instruments.

Published Reviews


    "Diagnosing and Treating Computer-Related Vision Problems is a well-written, easy to read text that addresses the modern day visual concerns of the computer-user patient. This book is a valuable resource and practical guide for the eye care practitioner who is commonly faced with patients who exhibit computer-related vision disorders. Likewise, this text is recommended for the student who wishes to learn the latest diagnostic and management techniques for patients with problems related to computer usage."
    - Optometry and Vision Science - 2003

Author Information

    By James E. Sheedy, OD, PhD, Professor of Optometry, The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, OH; and Peter G. Shaw-McMinn, OD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Science, Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA

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Diagnosing and Treating Computer-Related Vision Problems
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 288 Pages
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7404-1
  • Copyright: 2003