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Reduce Eyestrain with Computer Glasses

computervisionWith technological advances on the continual rise, computer operations take center stage in most work environments. This means nearly 8 hours on the average workday! Beyond work, many of us spend personal time on our computer, tablet, or smartphone, adding to the demand we place on our eyes.

You are even reading this on one now!

Many people come home from a day’s work feeling exhausted, and some even suffer from an end-of-the-day headache. Often, this is not just a matter of work stress, but is related to visual fatigue. Eyes become strained with extended visual demands, resulting in symptoms such as tired and sore eyes, blurry or double vision, headaches, dry eyes and redness. Poor posture leads to neck strain, which can worsen one’s eye symptoms. This visual condition is temporary and does improve with rest, both visual and physical. However, there are key things you can do to help relieve Computer Vision Syndrome, or computer-related eyestrain. Focusing on proper posture and body alignment, adequate sleep and good nutrition are all beneficial. But, in many cases, they are not enough. Your eye doctor may advise that wearing computer glasses is necessitated to achieve the most relief.

Computer glasses are different from distance or near glasses in that they are made to improve vision at the intermediate zone. Your eye doctor may suggest single vision computer glasses or include other distances with the use of bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses, as needed to benefit your unique experience. Computer glasses also have an anti-reflective coating designed to reduce the glare, which would otherwise add to the strain you may be experiencing. In some instances, colored or tinted lenses are also recommended to reduce the amount of light entering your eyes.

If you are have any symptoms of eyestrain or visual fatigue, the exceptional doctors at Eyes For Life would be happy to help you find the best solution to reduce your symptoms and improve your lifestyle. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and see the difference!