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Visual Stress$
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Arnold J. Wilkins

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521747

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.001.0001

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(p.83) 6 Lighting
Visual Stress

Arnold J. Wilkins

Oxford University Press

Most electric lighting pulsates in brightness twice with each cycle of the alternating electricity supply. Fluorescent lighting fluctuates to such an extent as to affect the firing of visual neurons. The fluctuation is responsible for more than half the headaches and eye-strain suffered by office workers. Glasses that absorb light at the short wavelength end of the visible spectrum, where the fluctuations are maximal, may reduce headaches in children with migraine.

Keywords:   fluorescent lighting, flicker, eye movements, headaches, eye-strain, agoraphobia, tinted lenses

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