Prevalence of visual disturbance among information technology professionals in software companies
A computer is a device that processes, stores, and displays data. In recent years, digital gadget usage has steadily risen across all age groups, towards the point that noteworthy quality use for both social and professional purposes is now the norm. Digital eye strain (DES), also known as computer vision syndrome, is a collection of ocular and visual problems that affects 50 percent or more of computer users, according to estimates. Overuse injuries of the shoulder, arm, wrist, or hand, as well as eyestrain, can result from improper computer use. With the right furnishings, proper posture, and good behaviours like taking rest breaks and limiting time spent playing computer games, you can reduce or eliminate these dangers.
Objectives: To assess the prevalence of visual disturbance and to find out the association between the prevalence of visual disturbances among IT professionals with their selected demographic variables.
Research Methodology: A quantitative approach with non-experimental descriptive research design was adopted for the present studyA 100 IT professionals were recruited as study participants by using Convenient Sampling Technique. A self-structured questionnaire was administered to collect the data regarding the demographic information and prevalence of visual disturbances.
Results: The present study identified that, utmost equal number of IT professionals (54%) are unaffected, equal number of IT professionals (46%) are affected, so they are almost equally aware of visual disturbance and their preventive measures. The shift of work and age had shown statistically significant association with prevalence of visual disturbance among IT professionals at the level of p<0.05. The statistical analysis revealed serious symptoms in the majority of study participants especially those who are permanent users of a computer for long hours.