Productivity or Presenteeism?
Presenteeism is the notion that any individual who, despite suffering fatigue, ill-health and being less able to function efficiently, continues to go to the workplace, spends long hours there, yet is significantly less productive than their colleagues.
Research is uncovering a chain of causation between childhood / teenage visual disruptions and the symptoms suffered by a significant number of display screen users.
Essentially poor eyesight from childhood is being made worse from too much screen time as an adult, resulting in computer eye fatigue, where users experience double vision, blurred vision, headaches, dry eyes and a host of musculoskeletal issues.
The eye fatigue – which is really screen fatigue/computer vision syndrome, is being exacerbated by the lack of accessible standard display screen equipment – such as display screen optimising for the individual, which could help alleviate the harms being done.
See our page on what you can do to help prevent screen fatigue/computer vision syndrome
Presenteeism is a growing issue that’s seen in both education and the workplace, and not surprisingly among many that have to use screens for many hours of the day.