We have an interesting situation at a large company in the southeast.\n\nWe have been tasked to find some productivity-related reasons to use\nlarger monitors. Most of our monitors are 17" HP versions that are at\nleast a few years old.\n\nIn curriculum development, we work mostly with authoring software such\nas Adobe Framemaker, which requires more than one\ndocument/window/catalog/etc. to be viewed simultaneously. Often there\nare SEVERAL of these things that need to be viewed at once, severely\noverloading a 17" monitor's viewing area. We spend most of each work\nday glued to the monitors.\n\nI gradually became aware of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) personally\nafter noticing this job was decreasing my distant acuity. Normally I\nhave slight myopia (20/25) that was good enough for me to get an FAA\nClass II medical certificate every year and not require corrective\nlenses. After a year in this job, staring at the crowded 17" monitor,\nI am approx 20/40 and for the first time in my 57 years, I may have to\nwear glasses to fly legally.\n\nI also experience other symptoms of CVS in varying degrees: neck\nsoreness, blurred vision, fatigue. (Also, I have been told I get\ncranky when I sit too long at the computer.)\n\nWhile reducing the effects CVS is obviously important, the\nbean-stackers are loathe to release any funding unless they can see\nsome productivity improvement or cost savings. So, what I am after is\nsome way to show that new 22" monitors will be worth the 0 or so\neach of them will cost. The types of statements I need might sound\nlike these:\n- The reduction in CVS typically will reduce fatigue to the extent\nthat productivity will improve 10%.\n- Healthcare costs vary inversely with monitor size.\n- CVS with its associated discomfort and annoyance, reduces morale to\nthe point that increasing monitor size may have a direct effect on\nmorale-related productivity; possibly a 1:1 ROI.\n- Other large organizations have shown significant cost\nsavings/productivity improvements with larger monitors.\n\nThanks for any information.