Vision Conservation and Readiness

Visual Performance Optimization

Last Updated: December 15, 2017

Visual processing is a key component in overall performance and productivity.  There are many ways to optimize visual processing, but the most basic way is to improve presentation of visual information through ergonomics.

To maximize worker administrative productivity in a clinic or office setting, leaders must properly resource their employees' work environment with equipment, fixtures and layouts that make multi-tasking easy, minimize disruption and prevent worker fatigue.  Adjustable desks, proper lighting, monitors and privacy boost worker productivity and reduce fatigue.

Below are non-government links to study results and articles on vision-related optimized performance.

Report #3, Part 2: ProductivityExternal Link (2012) from Dell's multi-year technology and productivity study of 8360 workers across 11 countries.

Monitor Size and Aspect RatioExternal Link, (2008) University of Utah study commissioned by NEC. Multiple monitors are recommended when employees must handle multiple documents at the same time, or multiple document types at the same time. If the work consists predominantly of spreadsheet work, one very large monitor boosts employee performance.

The Virtues of a Second ScreenExternal Link, (2006) New York Times article on multiple monitors.

The 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display Productivity BenchmarkExternal Link , (2005) Pfeiffer Consulting study sponsored by Apple, Inc.

Two Screens Are Better Than OneExternal Link, (2003) Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment (VIBE) study sponsored by Microsoft Research.  Multiple monitors boost productivity between 9% and 50%.