Graduation Year


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Campus Only Senior Thesis


W.M. Keck Science Department

Second Department


Reader 1

Nora Sullivan

Reader 2

Paul Nerenberg

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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.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.