More than six in ten employers now offer a stand-alone vision plan, which could be either insurance or a discount plan. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As workers log in more screen time, their vision can be detrimentally affected–and so can their productivity, according to Guardian Life’s study, “Coming Into Focus: The Role of Vision Benefits and Eye Care in Health & Wellness.”

Guardian Life polled 2,000 workers for its 7th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, and found that on average, respondents spend 5.3 hours a day in front of a computer screen. But that average rises to 11.8 hours when time spent on smartphones, tablets and watching television are factored in.

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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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