Graduation Year

2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Department

W.M. Keck Science Department

Second Department

Biology

Reader 1

Nora Sullivan

Reader 2

Paul Nerenberg

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Abstract

The 2010 National Education Technology Plan steadily replaces paper textbooks with study materials on computers. One risk of increased computer usage is increased Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) symptoms. I researched multiple studies to analyze the effects of computer use on dry eye and eye strain and how these symptoms can progress to musculoskeletal pain, headaches, decreased quality of life, loss of confidence and even anxiety and depression. Currently, there is not much data on tablet use so I propose two future experiments to determine if tablets can also cause CVS ocular symptoms.

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