New research from Cornell University Professor Alan Hedge finds the optimal amount of daylight reduces eyestrain and headaches of office workers by 84 percent. Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors and those in the working age range spend 2/3 or more of their day in the workplace. According to the study conducted out of the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell, workers in office environments with natural day lite reported an 84 percent drop in symptoms which can decrease productivity such as eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision symptoms,.

 

“The study found that optimizing the amount of natural light in an office significantly improves health and wellness among workers, leading to gains in productivity,” said Hedge. “As companies increasingly look to empower their employees to work better and be healthier, it is clear that placing them in office spaces with optimal natural light should be one of their first considerations.” Here comes the sun