Constant eyestrains can cause red-eyed employees

September 25, 2007

Orchard Park, NY-Forty-one percent of respondents think red eyes in the work place look unprofessional and more than one in ten thought red eyes indicate drug use, according to results of a survey conducted for Rohto Eye Drops.

Orchard Park, NY-Forty-one percent of respondents think red eyes in the work place look unprofessional and more than one in ten thought red eyes indicate drug use, according to results of a survey conducted for Rohto Eye Drops.

According to Gregg Feinerman, MD, Feinerman Vision Center, Orange County, CA, a normal workday is filled with eyestrain. Activities such as e-mailing and text messaging all day can cause such strain.

Almost one-third of respondents who use computers indicated that spending too much time in front of a computer caused red eye and irritation, according to the survey.

"These activities mean the eyes are working overtime, and when combined with things like allergies, lack of sleep, and other factors, the result is almost constant eye irritation and strain, leading to noticeable redness," said Feinerman.