According to Samsung Electronics on Nov. 16, Kim Seong-joon, ophthalmologist and professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Seoul National University College of Medicine, and her research team conducted clinical tests to analyze the eye fatigue lessening effects of Samsung Electronics’ curved monitor and announced the result at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Korean Ophthalmological Society held at KINTEX in Goyang City on Nov. 6. In comparison with flat monitors, the Samsung SE790C Curved Monitor showed a significant decrease in the near point of accommodation and convergence after use.
The test for the near point of accommodation is to check the nearest point at which the eye can maintain clear vision, while the test for the near point of convergence is to measure the nearest point on which the eyes can maintain binocular fixation.
Accordingly, the test result that the near point of accommodation and convergence diminished means that the eyeball needed less movement to focus and experienced low levels of fatigue.
In addition, the research team found that Samsung Electronics’ curved monitor saw a lower increase in the eye stiffness category among the internal symptom indexes compared to a flat monitor, after the analysis of the survey on the eye fatigue level, which is the subjective index.
Based on the result, Prof. Kim and his research team said, “The curved monitor will actually help people today, who use the monitor for long hours, reduce their eye fatigue.”