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Computer Vision Syndrome: Sources and Solutions

Author: Debra Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC
Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

The use of computers and hand-held devices is steadily increasing and problems related to computer use will likely increase. This course will assist the eye care professional (ECP) to evaluate patient problems related to computer and hand-held use and to suggest eyewear or positional changes. The course concentrates on visual difficulties, lenses, non-optical devices and postural assists. This course will give both new and experience ECPs tools and other means to help a patient who is experiencing computer vision syndrome.

Course Objectives

  • Identify problems associated with computer and hand-held device use, especially visual difficulties
  • Compare various lens options and non-optical devices available
  • Describe proper workstation arrangement and proper posture
  • Demonstrate the ability to help a patient who is experiencing computer vision syndrome

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.