Video Display Terminals and Neck Pain: When Ophthalmology Explains the Failure of Biomechanical Intervention
This case report presents a video display terminal (VDT) user complaining of neck pain. It was suggested that her complains would be due to the low position of her computer display. However, raising the monitor actually worsened the discomfort. Being presbyopic and wearing varifocal lenses, she actually was undercorrected — wearing new lenses (with higher reading addition) improved her symptoms. The role of refraction errors as a cause of neck pain and the importance of eye examinations for VDT users are discussed.
Keywordsneck pain video display terminals refractive errors ergonomics
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