Faculty Advisor

Brown, David C.


The hypothesis of this IQP is that prolonged and sustained usage of Visual Display Terminals (VDT) or Monitors is responsible for a noticeable and cumulative degradation of eyesight. Most of the current research suggests that use of monitors affects people only in the short term, with such common ailments as dry eyes, blurred vision, headache, drooping eye lids, eye fatigue, and others. The purpose of this IQP will be to show that prolonged monitor usage has some long-term effect.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science