IJCRR - 6(16), August, 2014
PREDICTION OF AN INCREASE IN EYE PROBLEMS, IN IJEBU-ODE AND IJEBU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE IN THE NEAREST FUTURE AS A RESULT OF SPENDING MUCH TIME ON COMPUTER / SMARTPHONE
Author: Akinola Kayode E., Badmus N. Idowu, Ogunobi Steven Gbenga
Good eyesight is an important part of wellbeing and a significant factor in retaining independence and quality of life as we get older. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that up to 80 per cent of blindness and serious visual loss around the world is avoidable through prevention or treatment (https://www.guidedogs.org.au/importance-of-eye-health). The study is set out to predict an increase in eye related problems in the nearest future in Ijebu-Ode and Ijebu North Local Government of Ogun State, judging from the personal experience of the respondents. To elicit response for the study, the research design adopted was the surveyed method using questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. Five hundred and fifty (550) questionnaires were administered to different categories of people that use computer or handset from the two local government areas, out of which 519 (97.9%) were duly answered and returned to the researcher . Those that participated in the study are people from banking sector, tertiary institutions, health sector, and civil service. The selection cut across different professions. The data obtained were analyzed using Frequency Distribution, Pearson Correlation, Chi-Square and Crosstab. The result obtained showed in fig. 1 that headache, eyestrains, double vision, redness of eye, blurred eye and irritation of eyes are different problems majority of those who spent much time with Smartphone/Computer mostly have, while watery eyes and dryness of eye are in the minority. Also the results consistently show that in the nearest future there will be an increase in eye related problem in Nigeria.
Keywords: Computer, Eyes Problem, Smartphone, Vision, Visual Display, Optometrist, Eyes Strain, Duration
Akinola Kayode E., Badmus N. Idowu, Ogunobi Steven Gbenga. PREDICTION OF AN INCREASE IN EYE PROBLEMS, IN IJEBU-ODE AND IJEBU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE IN THE NEAREST FUTURE AS A RESULT OF SPENDING MUCH TIME ON COMPUTER / SMARTPHONE International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(16), August, 35-40
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