Visual Conditions of Symphony Musicians

Paul Alan Harris, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., F.A.C.B.O., F.A.A.O.

This article was published in the Journal of the American Optometric Association in December of 1988.  This paper supports the theories of the later Elliott Forrest, OD on astigmatism.  Most astigmatism is secondary to asymmetries in posture sustained over time.  Symphonic musicians remain for hours in the same asymmetric postures and are an excellent laboratory for studying the effects of asymmetries over time.

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