ErgoChats: All Eyes on Ergonomics (Part One)

The ErgoMuse Presents…..

We are very excited to kick off our new monthly video ErgoChats.  These are live interviews with experts who specialize in all things ergo and wellness!

Today’s special guest is Dr. Paul Bommarito, O.D.,C.I.E.   Dr. Bommarito is an optometrist specializing in occupational vision as well as a certified industrial ergonomist.  He is a veteran with 35 years of private practice and numerous articles on vision ergonomics behind him.  He is also the former Director of Eye Safety and Computer Vision Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He currently consultants at NASA Ames Health Unit, specifically for Eye Safety and Computer Vision Programs.  Dr. Bommarito was voted as “Ergonomist of the year 2009 by the San Francisco Bay Area Ergonomic Round Table (BAER).  

We invited him as our first guest to discuss the link between vision (good or bad) and the powerful influence our vision has on our posture, work-style and of course, ergonomics (or lack thereof).

Why start the series talking about vision?  Well, have you waked into a Starbucks recently?  Take a look at all the people sitting at tables sipping on their lattes while hunching over their laptops, tablets or phones.  It’s easy to laugh at their scrunched up posture but it’s no laughing matter when we all seem to have some form “laptop” posture these days.  It’s an outright ergo disaster, taking it’s toll on our necks, backs, shoulders, arms, hands and wrists.  But more important,  think about why we are all sitting this way.  It’s because we have to if we want to see our screens!

Watch now to learn how to avoid eyestrain, dry eyes and headaches as well as how to get the right prescriptions from your eye doctor.

(For additional information about Dr. Bommarrito and his products that promote healthy posture and vision while using computers and mobile devices, visit

Do you struggle with your eyes at work?  That could mean lighting, glare, eye strain, craning forward to see and slouching in order to see your screens.

Leave a comment and let us know what helps you and your eyes.  Remember, sharing your experience helps all of us!

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for part 2!

Until the next time, be happy, energized and productive!

Vivienne & Andrew, PBE Co-Founders

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