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SQUARE-EYED Brits spend a mind-numbing 128,780 hours per working lifetime sitting in front of TV or computer screens, according to a new survey which marked National Eye Week.
Despite suffering from headaches, eyestrain, problems with close-up and long distance vision, one in 10 adults say they have never visited an optician. No fewer than 40 per cent remain unaware they can claim a free eye examination from their employer if they regularly use a computer monitor at work.
Iain Anderson, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, which conducted the survey, says the rise of computer use in the workplace and home has led to a rise in the number …