THIS LAMP MAY BE A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES
ONE TECH, A SMALL OUTFIT IN PROVIDENCE, is shedding some light on computer vision syndrome (CVS), a repetitive stress injury to the eyes caused by poor lighting and constant refocusing on computer screen images. According to the National Institute of Occupational Health, 91% of the 75 million people who use computers for more than two hours a day suffer from CVS, which can cause eyestrain and headaches. The problem costs U.S. companies and workers nearly $2 billion a year.
The best way to combat CVS, experts say, is to use indirect light to illuminate the space around your computer monitor. One Tech's new Eclipse Computer Light, which sits on top of your monitor, uses a 13-watt bulb nestled in its base to reflect light off its lamp shade, spreading the glow over a 17-square-foot area. The lamp will sell for $59.95 and will be available by mid-December from the company's Web site. One Tech plans to expand sales through catalogs and retail outlets next year.
EDITED BY IRA SAGER
Updated Dec. 10, 1998 by bwwebmaster
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