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November 2016: Here is the peer-reviewed paper which accompanied my invited conference presentation at the 51st Annual Conference of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA).

September 2016: The research paper "Viewing distance and eyestrain symptoms with prolonged viewing of smartphones" was published in Clinical and Experimental Optometry. The content of this article was presented at the International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress in Melbourne, August 2015. Here is a media release about the article posted on the Optometry Australia website.

March 2015: A letter to the Editor of Clinical and Experimental Optometry was published advocating that screening for colour vision deficiencies is important in school children so that they are aware of any colour vision deficiencies before they make career choices. Clinical and Experimental Optometry 98(2): 192

February 2015: Three articles which form a part of a series on the topic of colour vision in the railways were published in Optometry and Vision Science Volume 92, number 2, pages 138-146, 147-151 and 152-156.

November 2014: The article "Visual ergonomics standards for contemporary office environments" was published in Ergonomics Australia 2014 10:1 The content of this article was presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Annual Conference in Adelaide, November 2014.

September 2014: The article "Rainbow colour coding used in digital imaging technology poses a challenge for clinicians with colour vision defects" was published in Ergonomics Australia 2014 7:1 The content of this article was presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Annual Conference in Perth, December 2013.

Many thanks to all the conference delegates who attended the presentation and asked questions, as well as the peer-reviewers of the paper. Your feedback and questions were valuable and I have addressed your queries in this publication.

In March 2014, "WORK: A journal of  prevention, assessment and rehabilitation" published a special edition devoted to visual ergonomics. This volume contains 15 articles on visual ergonomics written by authors in Australia, Scandinavia, the USA and Canada. I was the invited guest editor for this edition.

Click here to view the table of contents, which includes my guest editorial.

The Knowledge Transfer document also included in this volume provides a practical explanation of visual ergonomics and the implications for work and leisure activities.