QuickScan and QuickScreen – Two OnLine dyslexia tools. QuickScan is an online questionnaire which provides an insight into learning modalities and other aspects of study skills as well as dyslexia. QuickScreen is a more in-depth diagnostic-style test which looks at ability and performance in a range of literacy skills.
Symptoms usually begin to appear after extended computer use, reading, straining your eyes in dim lighting, or during activities that involve prolonged visual tasks.
The most common reason for strained eyes is Computer Vision Syndrome, which is caused by using a computer for a long time.
With the popularity of smartphones and tablets, we now have more exposure to the computer screen than we ever had before.
This increase in screen time comes with an increase in eyestrain and other eye and vision problems associated with computer vision syndrome.
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A survey of 500 HRs by Group Risk Development (GRiD) found stress and stress-inducing situations as the main reason for short-term absences of up to 26 weeks.
The research also found more than a quarter (27%) of HRs believe work-related stress contributes to a higher-than-average absence rate in their organisation.
Dealing with staff shortages (29%), poor work/life balance (20%) and low morale (19%) were also given as reasons for high staff absences.
50 to 90% of the general population WILL suffer from Asthenopia, the WHO ICD medical term for eye-strain that, is significantly exacerbated by display screen use or operation in the workplace where it is more commonly known as Computer Vision Syndrome or Screen Fatigue.
An estimated one in 10 children and young people in the UK have a mental health condition. Without effective intervention, these conditions can have a significant impact on their life chances and result in significant long-term costs. Source: Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist and co-founder of Pro Bono Economics
Lower back and neck pain are the most common problem areas and they quite often require changes in equipment, such as using an ergonomic chair, in order to reduce pain levels and prevent lost working hours. But the policy will cover any kind of problem, injury or disability that is making it difficult or uncomfortable to work.
Dr Anouska Carter, a principal researcher from the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University says: “Poor lifestyle choices in an aging population is crippling the NHS, due to an increased incidence of such conditions as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.”
Is crime a matter of genetics?
Even the researchers note that with “positive learning experiences” the exacerbating stress related negative affect on their personalities could be minimalised breaking the foreseeable even potentially predictable cycle of outcomes as described.
They also suggest that improving school experiences “might prevent genetic influences on crime from unfolding.”
or is there ain’t Computer Vision Syndrome…