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Posture and Spectacle Wear

Close-up of older person wearing eye glassesThe concern:

A worker was experiencing neck and shoulder pain which limited his ability to work.

Analysis:

• Observation of the worker showed that he was tipping his head to an awkward angle to read from his computer monitor.

• An interview with the worker revealed that he was wearing spectacles which were appropriate for conventional computer use.

• An assessment showed that his workstation was not a conventional design. This caused him to adopt awkward postures to see through his spectacles.

The solution:

• The workstation was modified where possible to make it more visually comfortable.

• A different spectacle lens design was recommended which reduced his need to adopt awkward postures.