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e Human Resources Manager
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St. Clair, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago.
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Tips to prevent
Eye strain is a very common
problem. Whether it is from work-
ing on a computer, watching TV,
driving or any number of other
activities, your eyes can become
fatigued and lose focus. Serious
eye strain can cause a number of
other problems from short term
head and neck aches to long term
conditions like Myopia. With that
in mind, here are 5 simple tips to
help prevent eye strain.
1. Take Breaks
The best way to prevent eye
strain is to not use them as much.
With your eyes that may be dif-
ficult to do. Luckily your eyes use
more than one set of muscles. That
means you can relax one set while
Shift your focus from near to
far on a regular basis. Shift focus
from up close to at least 20-feet
If you are at your computer look
out the window for a minute. If
you are driving check your
speedometer every so often.
2. Reduce Glare
Reducing glare will dramatically
reduce the strain on your eyes. Use
non-reflective interfaces whenever
possible. Like reading from paper
instead of a computer screen.
When you have to use a screen
make sure it is at a 90º angle from
any direct light source.
Use indirect or reflective lighting
Try switching your monitor or
TV to a flat screen technology.
They are not as reflective.
Use anti-glare technology. Use
an anti-glare filter on monitors.
Use anti-glare glasses when driving
(especially at night) or working in
3. Adjust Contrast
Ensure there is good contrast
with what you are looking at but
reduce contrast for periphery. More
contrast makes edges more dis-
cernible so the eyes don't have to
focus as much. But too much con-
trast with the surrounding area
will cause strain through your
Keep overall lighting levels at a
moderate level so there is good
contrast around you but glare does
not become a problem. Use task
lighting to aid eyesight at specific
Adjust the contrast setting on
monitors and screens to the best
Use glasses or sunglasses with
polarised lenses as they increase
contrast and cut down on glare.
4. Adjust Colour
Use full spectrum lighting.
Lighting, like sunlight, that covers
the visual spectrum makes things
easier to see.
Adjust the color setting on mon-
itors and screens. Some even allow
you to adjust the color tempera-
Use a combination of florescent
and incandescent lighting. Use full
spectrum florescent bulbs. GE
makes a bulb called " Reveal" that
improves the color spectrum of
incandescent bulbs dramatically.
Full spectrum lighting has the
added benefit of fighting off the
" winter blues."
5. Strengthen Your Eyes
Eye strain is actually the strain
of the muscles controlling the eyes.
Strengthening these muscles with
a series of eye exercises will go a
long way to preventing eye strain.
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From Page B2
Comfort in the human-machine
interface is usually noticed first.
Physical comfort in how an item feels
is pleasing to the user. If you do not
like to touch it you won't. If you do
not touch it you will not operate it.
If you do not operate it, then it is
The utility of an item is the only
true measure of the quality of its
design. The job of any designer is
to find innovative ways to increase
the utility of a product. Making an
item intuitive and comfortable to use
will ensure its success in the mar-
ketplace. Physical comfort while
using an item increases its utility.
The mental aspect of comfort in
the human-machine interface is
found in feedback. You have precon-
ceived notions of certain things. A
quality product should feel like it is
made out of quality materials. If it
is light weight and flimsy you will
not feel that comfortable using it.
The look, feel, use and durability
of a product help you make a mental
determination about a product or
service. Basically it lets you evaluate
the quality of the item and compare
that to the cost.
Better ergonomics mean better
quality which means you will be
more comfortable with the value of
What is efficiency?
Efficiency is quite simply making
something easier to do. Efficiency
comes in many forms however.
Reducing the strength required
makes a process more physically effi-
Reducing the number of steps in
a task makes it quicker (ie efficient)
Reducing the number of parts
makes repairs more efficient.
Reducing the amount of training
needed, i making it more intuitive,
gives you a larger number of people
who are qualified to perform the
task. Imagine how in-efficient trash
disposal would be if your teenage
child wasn't capable of taking out
the garbage. What? They're not?
Have you tried an ergonomic trash
Efficiency can be found almost
everywhere. If something is easier
to do you are more likely to do it. If
you do it more, then it is more useful.
Again, utility is the only true measure
of the quality of a design.
And if you willingly do something
more often you have a greater chance
of liking it. If you like doing it you
will be more comfortable doing it.
So the next time you hear the term
ergonomics you will know what it
means to you. And I hope that is a
Safety and comfort
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