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Transitions Healthy Sight Working For You

See well to work well

Did you know that healthy sight is especially
important for employee productivity?

People who can't see well can't do their jobs well. Headaches and fatigue from eyestrain can really hurt an employee's job performance. In fact, miscorrected vision – even when it is so slight that it is not even noticed – can reduce an employee's productivity up to 20 percent.


As employees age, they will be at heightened risk for cataract, which can impact their performance at work. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens. Of the 20 million people with cataract, an estimated 20 percent may be due to UV.

Vision problems also lead to increased absenteeism. Workers with visual impairments are more likely to be dissatisfied with their jobs – and many may be absent from work more frequently to deal with the stress and fatigue caused by their vision problems. Even when present in the office, workers with these issues may work less efficiently, a phenomenon known as "presenteeism." Presenteeism results in 32 times more productivity losses than absenteeism alone, according to The Vision Council.


Are you letting healthy sight work for you by talking to your HR customers about how a vision plan can improve their employees' health and productivity? Research confirms employers are interested.

  • A recent survey conducted on behalf of Transitions Optical revealed that more than 9 out of 10 HR professionals think their employees would be interested in learning about the value of regular eye exams.
  • 8 out of 10 HR professionals think their employees would be interested in learning more about the value of photochromic lenses, AR coatings and lens materials.
  • 6 out of 10 HR professionals and consumers believe they should be getting an eye exam every year. However, only half of HR professionals say their plan includes coverage of an annual exam.
Watch this video with easy steps employees can take to protect their vision today and in the future. Play Video

Computer Vision Syndrome

(CVS) is a common issue among employees at the office. It refers to the associated eye and vision problems resulting from excessive work on a computer.

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Symptoms of CVS occur in 50 to 90 percent of workers who routinely use computers for work.

CVS symptoms can include:

  • Eyestrain
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Near Vision
  • Blurred Distant Vision
  • Dry or Irritated Eyes
  • Neck or Backaches
  • Diplopia (Double Vision)
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