Today, most learning in schools happens in enclosed spaces and on screens. This can lead to eyestrain, fatigue, and discomfort.
One way to combat this issue is by providing vistas (i.e. interior or exterior lines of uninterrupted sight). Vistas of fifty feet or more, allow occupants to periodically change their focal length, an exercise that has been shown to support eye health, especially in young children. Furthermore, views of nature are known to promote health and well-being.
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