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Study shows Verdana is great for reading on screen

Monday, August 16, 2010

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a problem that can impact people who spend a lot of time on computers. There are a variety of factors that can affect eyesight, including the brightness and contrast of the computer screen, lighting conditions and the fonts used.

Dr Jim Sheedy, head of Vision Ergonomics Research Laboratory and professor of optometry, Pacific University, on a recent trip to India told the Deccan Herald that a study funded by Microsoft found that Verdana at sizes from 10 to 12 is best for reading on screen without discomfort.

"If the text size is three times lesser than your threshold size, you would struggle to read the font. In turn, you would lean forward to read clearly, which would then affect your body due to uncomfortable posture," he told Deccan Herald.

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