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To Your Health: The Eyes Have It

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: n/a
Journal Title: International Musician
Date Published: Aug-04
Language: English
Category: Vision Problems
Key Words: wind instrument eye performance
Full Citation: To Your Health: The Eyes Have It. International Musician 102, no. 8 (August 2004): 11.
Full Abstract: Eye problems are an often-overlooked health issue for professional musicians. Opticians consider eye strain a form of repetitive stress injury, which takes time to develop and a long time to treat. Two other eye problems that commonly affect musicians include astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the lens) and anisometropia (a large difference between the refractive power of the two eyes). Several actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of eye trouble are listed, including wearing correct lenses to play, lubricating one's eyes, adjusting the music stand correctly, and finding an optician who understands the work musicians do.