Definition - What does Glare mean?

Glare is the reflection caused by a light source that can create eyestrain, as the work surface may be more difficult to see. If the light source can be controlled, then the amount of glare can be limited.

Safeopedia explains Glare

Glare can be caused by a variety of different light sources. This includes sunlight, lamps, or overhead lights. Glare is a common consideration in office settings, as the reflection can occur not only on computer monitors, but also on polished surfaces in an employee's work area. The amount of light entering an area and creating the glare can be limited by blinds, dimmer switches, removing lights, repositioning lights, utilizing barriers or light diffusers. Rearranging workstations, and painting walls with a non-reflective paint can also limit the amount of glare. The reduction of glare can significantly limit the amount of eyestrain that employees may encounter.

This definition was written in the context of Occupational Health & Safety
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