Last month I had to do an online health and safety assessment exercise that determined my understanding of health and safety matters to do with sitting at a desk all day staring at a PC monitor. I’m happy to report that I scored 100%.
As part of the instructional part of the exercise I was shown the following image:
It’s of a man, an office-worker we are to assume, sitting at a desk, in front of a PC and beneath him it reads:
Every 20 minutes or so, re-focus your eyes on a distant object to allow your eye muscles to relax.
and there’s a call-out with an image of the Arc de Triumph!
Re-focus your eyes on a distant object it says. My word! What kind of eyesight did they expect me to have that I should have to gaze at the Arc de Triumph from St Andrews?! Google Maps UK reckons that’s over 760 miles. Hardly relaxing!
This week we are been mostly re-focusing our eyes on the Grand Canyon.