Clearly any profession where you have to look at a screen all day is not a good idea for someone with severe meibomian gland loss. But it seems almost every profession requires excessive screen use.
Yesterday I again told a child and his father that he should not go into a profession requiring excessive computer time, such as computer programming. This 17 yo is on screens about 10-16hrs a day per dad and he has almost no glands left on both lower eyelids. Photo coming soon per the permission of dad and child.
If you have severe meibomian gland loss, avoid screens. Avoid looking at the news on the computer.
Worst Professions for Those with Severe Meibomian Gland Loss:
1. Computer Programming
2. Any profession requiring intense Compute/screen use: which really seems to be many professions
3. Doctors who do not have scribes (after med school which requires intense studying/screen time)
Good Professions if you have severe meibomian gland loss: this is tricky as everyone needs their eyes for work or to study to be able to do anything and almost all studying these days are done with screens. This list is meaningless if someone, though is on their cellphone or ipad all the time to see the news or browse the web, or waste time.
1. Sports related work: coach, teacher, trainer, etc
2. Other non-intensive-screen dependent jobs (there are exceptions but here is a general list): manual laborers, Forestry workers, dog walkers, cleaners, drivers, mailman, policeman, armed forces not on computers; teachers who teachers at school that does not allow screens (there are still many out there but are become rarer); baby sitters, nannies; grocer, businessman who can dictate everything and not need a screen all the time (possible?); mechanic; artist, museum worker, security guard, actor (who is allowed to learn lines via paper books not computer screens), plumber, electrician, chimney cleaner, etc
3. Doctors who have scribes (after med school which requires intense studying/screen time)
4. Lawyers who can dictate everything and maybe have things read out to them (impossible?)