The younger generations are especially prone to vision problems, with one in five millennials saying they experience digital eyestrain all the time at work. (Photo: Shutterstock)

While most workers take steps to lessen problems due to digital eyestrain and light sensitivity, there is one solution many aren’t trying: the right eye wear — though that could be due to their employer vision plan not covering it, according to Transitions Optical’s 10th annual “Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits” survey.

Wakefield Research surveyed 1,300 U.S. workers on behalf of Transitions Optical and found that half of the respondents experience eye fatigue and headaches at work, symptoms of either digital eyestrain or light sensitivity—or both. More than one in three workers have dry eyes and blurred vision other vision-related symptoms.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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